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Loch Awe

Crannog (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Site Name Loch Awe

Classification Crannog (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Canmore ID 4621

Site Number NC21NW 2

NGR NC 2480 1589

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Assynt
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland

Archaeology Notes

NC21NW 2 2480 1589.

An island, thought by MacIntyre to be artificial, lies in Loch Awe (NC 24 15). (Information from Rev A MacIntyre)

F O Blundell 1913.

The only island in Loch Awe which looks as if it could be artificial is at NC 2480 1589. A boat could not be obtained at time of visit but from the shore, viewed through binoculars, no obvious artificial features could be discerned. The island appears to be stony, c. 1.0m high and c. 15.0m in diameter. It is covered with grass and supports a few trees.

Visited by OS (J M) 13 August 1974.

As described, but access cannot be gained.

Visited by OS (N K B) 2 September 1980.


Field Visit (28 November 2009)

A possible crannog sits at the north end of Loch Awe, approximately 20m from the western shore. Only 0.5m of the island was visible above the waterline at the time of survey. It was covered with grass, moss and a few trees. There is no obvious causeway but some stone is visible around the edges of the island. The crannog lies approximately 200m north of another crannog in Loch Awe (NC21NW 4).

(HLP_no 37)

Assynt's Hidden Lives Project 2009


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