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Loch na Buaile Crannog

Surveyed May 21, 1995

NGR: NM 0338 4490

This site, identified by RCAHMS (1980, no. 248) is located off the east shore of Loch na Buaile 65 m from the present N end. The island is artificial and accessed by a causeway 10 m in length of large well rounded boulders. The causeway is 3.4 m wide at its base and provides a 1.5 m wide level walkway which is 0.5 m above the surrounding loch bed.

The artificial island is a circular, turf covered mound which measures 15.1 m by 15.9 m at its base and is crowned by the remains of an oval 6.2 m by 8.6 m structure. This structure appears to be a single ring of medium sized boulders which have now been turfed over. Underwater investigation reviled that the islet was comprised of small well rounded stones. No submerged walling or timbers were found.


The circular structure on Loch Na Buaile Crannog


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