Loch na Cloiche Crannog
Surveyed May 1, 1995
NGR: NM 2401 6107
This site was listed as a possible crannog by RCAHMS (1980 no. 249). Underwater investigation revealed that it was an artificial island. The site is located 60m off a narrow peninsula which juts out from the W shore of Loch na Cloiche. The site is surrounded by water 1m in depth and can easily be waded to from shore. No evidence was found for a causeway.
The submerged portion of the site tapers off gradually and has been heavily covered by silt. Its external edge was determined by probing the silts to a depth of 1.5m. It is thus likely that the basal area of the site is somewhat large than reported here. No evidence of timbers, walling or other man made features were found in the silty environment.