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Ardnamurchan, Glendrian

Field System(S) (Period Unassigned), Township (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Ardnamurchan, Glendrian

Classification Field System(S) (Period Unassigned), Township (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 86744

Site Number NM46NE 4

NGR NM 479 689

NGR Description Centred NM 479 689

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Ardnamurchan
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Lochaber
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NM46NE 4 centred 479 689

Cruck-slots noted.

G Stell 1981

A crofting township comprising three unroofed, seventeen roofed buildings, six enclosures, one of which is annotated as a Sheepfold, an area of plots or crofts [NM 478 688] and three field-systems (NM 472 690, NM 478 683 and NM 474 692) is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Argyllshire 1876, sheet xiv). Fifteen unroofed, two roofed buildings, two enclosures, and the remains of the plots and field-systems are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1974).

Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 16 April 1998


Field Walking (16 June 2011 - 20 June 2011)

NM 4790 6890 (centred on) A desk-based assessment and walkover survey was carried out 16–20 June 2011 at Glen Drian, on the N tip of the Ardnamurchan peninsula, in advance of a bracken control programme. The work was undertaken to assess the nature and extent of any archaeology and to inform proposals for the programme. The survey recorded scheduled ancient monuments and previously unrecorded sites, and confirmed that the area contains sites of regional and national importance. The post-medieval settlement remains in the area, which are ruinous but mostly well preserved, are extensive and represent multiple phases of occupation and building.

Archive: Highland HER, RCAHMS and WCAS (intended)

Funder: Ardnamurchan Estates

West Coast Archaeological Services, 2011


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