Archaeological Archives

by Gordon Barr

The documents scheduled within these pages are held within the Moidart Local History Group and can be inspected by prior arrangement. Regrettably, it is not currently possible to provide or send out copies.

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AR 0001

Archaeology record & map.20/4/0014/03/00
Lochailort, Ardnish

23 sites noted. Only a very small fraction of what is there.
Highland Council Archaeology

AR 0002

Shieling 28/4/00
Shieling, Coire Doire Uillt

Shieling site. NM680748. Height 120m. Extensive Feannagan on south facing slope. Good shelter. Protected by stone and turf dyke with two gateways. 7 shelter sites. One is a possible still site. Possible platform. Peat workings nearby. Birch available for roofing. Description of sites given. Peat workings could be place where turfs were cut yearly for re-roofing the huts.
GC Barr

AR 0003

 

Township map
4/5/00
Alltigil, Eagnaig, Bad an Dbhrain

Map of buildings at 3 villages and site of burial ground. Description of building remains.

GC Barr

AR 0004

Map
4/5/00
Caolas Beag, Caolas Mr

Map of buildings at Caolas Beag, Caolas Mr and position of shielings at Coire Doire Uillt (AR 0002) Description of building remains.
GC Barr

AR 0005

Map of township & shielings
4/5/00
Caolas Beag to Kinacarra Pier

Map of buildings at Caolas Beag, Caolas Mr and position of shielings at Coire Doire Uillt (AR 0002) Description of building remains.
GC Barr

AR 0006

Map
4/5/00
Samalaman

Map of remains on Samalaman Island, at Samalaman Bay, Aird Beag
GC Barr

AR 0007

Shieling, map
4/5/00
Gleann Dubh Shielings

Map of two sets of shielings in Gleann Dubh. Description of buildings. Feannagan, dykes and 3 buildings above Roshven Farm.
GC Barr

AR 0008

Map of settlement
18/8/00
Allt Coire Bhuidhe (Loch Eilt)
Map of Muighe area and upper (east) end of Loch Eilt.

Description of 4 buildings at mouth of the burn. 2 houses. 1 byre in walled enclosure. 1 demolished concrete structure with septic tank.
GC Barr

AR 0009

Survey
26/9/00
1996
Glenuig Woodland.

Archaelogical Survey of a proposed Native Woodland at Glenuig, Moidart. Wordsworth Archaeological Services, 4 Balbeg, Balnain, Glenurchart, IV3 6XQ.

AR 0010

Shielings, Map of hill shielings in Moidart
6/10/00
Airighean / Hill Shielings

Sketch map of Moidart showing location of known hill shieling bothies.
Gordon Barr

AR 0011

Map of irigh names
6/10/00
Airigh Place names

Sketch map of Moidart showing location of known place names with 'irigh' as part of it.
Gordon Barr

AR 0012

Map
8/10/00
Ardmolich Woodland

2 maps of woodland, one showing archaeological features
Forest Enterprise

AR 0013

Township map
8/10/00
Lower Polnish (east part, Port Mr)

Sketch map of house, ruins, old pier, store, sheep fank.
Gordon Barr

AR 0014

Township map
8/10/00
Caolas Mr

Sketch map of old village
Gordon Barr

AR 0015

Shieling
15/10/00
Coire Bhrocadail/Garbh Allt Shielings

Sketch map and description of two buildings and cairns.
Gordon Barr

AR 0016

Buildings, feannagan
15/10/00
Roshven, Blairs Cottage

Map with foundations and feannagan (lazybeds) near Blairs Cottage, Roshven.
Gordon Barr

AR 0017

Shielings,wall, fank
15/10/00
Glenshian

Sketch map with sheep fank, turf walls and feannagan (lazybeds) . Map showingpositions of two shieling sites in Coire Bhiridh. Description and sketch map of remains.
Gordon Barr

AR 0018

Township
15/10/00
Lower Polnish (west part)

Sketch map of two townships. Description of sites.
Gordon Barr

AR 0019

Shieling
13/11/00
Irine Burn / Lochan na Craoibhe Shielings. NM 723765

Sketch map of remains of 3 buildings, 3 small circular structures and 1 site of turf cutting.
Gordon Barr

AR 0020

Shieling
25/11/00
Coire Mhic Eoghainn Shielings. NM 699764

Map of 7 buildings and description of them
Gordon Barr

AR 0021

Shieling
2/12/00
Loch na Croibhe / Irine Shielings. NM 725757

Map of 2 buildings and description of them. 3 photos.
Gordon Barr

AR 0022

Shieling
7/1/01
Beinn Bhreac Shieling NM 685713

Hill shieling building. A single building roughly oval in shape about 4m x 2.5m. Back wall uses a rock face. Ground inside on a slope. Probably shieling area for Upper Mingary. Stonework about 0.5m high. Altitude - about 170m. Gordon Barr

AR 0023

Shieling
10/1/01
Loch na Cailich
NM707747. Altitude 270m.

See map AR 0025.3 buildings with a possible fourth one. Two are circular turf platforms 3.5m and 4m in diameter. There is a layer of stones below the grassy surface of the platforms. One building has stone foundations standing up to 1m in height. It seems to be circular on the outside with a doorway facing NE but rectangular inside (2.5 x 1.9m). One or two stunted trees nearby. Sketch map of site. Photographs.
Gordon Barr

AR 0024

Map of sites
15/1/01
Loch Moidart, Meall na h-Uamh

Map showing location of sites S 0100 to S 0108 above the Mill at Kinacara. Buildings, enclosures, pens, dyke. Also details of pen site S 0107.
Gordon Barr

AR 0025

Map of sites
10/1/01
Kinacarra to Kinlochmoidart Church

Shows shielings at Loch na Cailich (S 0087) and at Allt na Creige Lebaiche S 0088) and S xxxx, recessed platform S 0089, building S 0090, dyke S 0072

AR 0026

10/1/01
Caolas Beag to Jetty Meall na h-Uamh

Map of sites

AR 0027

Map of sites
15/1/01
Achaid aeBhrait

Diagram of feannagan S 0126, S 0120, cairn S 0127 and dyke S 0125. Were these associated with Caolas Beag or is there a dwelling still to be located nearby? See AR 0026 map

AR 0028

Map of sites
15/1/01
Allt Ailean to Kinacarra

G Barr

AR 0029

Fank
19/1/01
Caolas Beag

Complex and well preserved sheep fank which must have been in use until fairly recently. Complete with clipping stools, cauldron and flue for melting dip compound, dip trough, platform and several compartments. The iron cauldron is in place and the flue below and the chimney hole above are well preserved. S 0150.
G Barr

AR 0030

Shieling
29/1/01
Loch Moidart, Meall na h-Uamh.

Sketch of shieling huts S 0189 - 0196.
G Barr


Last updated Thursday, October 24, 2002