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Cnoc Na Gaoithe

Building (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Cnoc Na Gaoithe

Classification Building (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 89593

Site Number NC21SW 28

NGR NC 22759 12194

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC21SW 28 227 122

An unroofed building is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Sutherland 1878, sheet xci) but is not shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10,560 map (1967).

Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 17 October 1995


Field Visit (26 November 2009)

This site is located on the lower slopes of a small hill c.50m from the River Ledmore, sloping from NW-SE. The site consists of rough stone foundations of a small rectangular building c.10m long and 5m wide with a maximum surviving height of wall of 0.5m. It is oriented roughly E-W on its long axis. The construction is mostly of rough stones which do not appear to have been worked and are now almost covered by turf, suggesting turf may have been a significant structural component. An entrance approximately 1m wide was observed in the south wall but no internal walls or features were noted. The sites lies around 40m east of the previously quoted NGR.

(HLP_no 18)

Assynt's Hidden Lives Project 2009


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