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Camas Ban, Loch Hourn

Building(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Camas Ban, Loch Hourn

Classification Building(S) (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 87553

Site Number NG90NW 2

NGR NG 9163 0685

NGR Description Centred on NG 9163 0685

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number AC0000807262. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Glenelg (Skye And Lochalsh)
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Skye And Lochalsh
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Recording Your Heritage Online

Camas Ban, a small hamlet fringing the bay, its crescent of 'improved' stone and slate houses built in the 1880s and 1890s to replace a huddle of thatched cottages ranged along the shore which were ravaged by the high tides of 1881. Assistance came from the sporting tenant, Lord Burton, who had been moved by the sight of a cottar attempting to thatch one of these crude, saturated dwellings.

Taken from "Western Seaboard: An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Mary Miers, 2007. Published by the Rutland Press

Archaeology Notes

NG90NW 2 Centred on 9163 0685

Two buildings, depicted as roofed on OS 1st ed. map of Inverness-shire (Mainland sheet 78, 1876).

Information from RCAHMS (KM) 26 October 1995.

NG 916 067 On the shore of Loch Hourn to the E of Creag Raonabhal are the remains of at least three buildings. Internally one measures 6m by 2m and the other two about 9m by 4m. At the time of the survey for the First Edition OS map only one of the latter was roofed. Full report with NMRS.

R C Callander 1995.


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