Scheduled Monument

Tornamoine, depopulated settlement NW of Camas nan GeallSM7789

Status: Designated

Documents

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The legal document available for download below constitutes the formal designation of the monument under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979. The additional details provided on this page are provided for information purposes only and do not form part of the designation. Historic Environment Scotland accepts no liability for any loss or damages arising from reliance on any inaccuracies within this additional information.

Summary

Date Added
28/04/1999
Supplementary Information Updated
07/05/2021
Type
Secular: settlement, including deserted and depopulated and townships
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Ardnamurchan
NGR
NM 55638 62228
Coordinates
155638, 762228

Description

The monument comprises a depopulated settlement of post-medieval date. The monument lies in an area of rough grassland at around 60m OD. It consists of the remains of at least 17 buildings and associated structures and enclosures.

A variety of different types of buildings are represented, as well as a series of later sheep fanks. The site was known as Tornamoine, from the nearby hill (the hill of the moss, or bog). Tornamoine was cleared in 1828 by Sir James Milles Riddell, although a shepherd lived here until the 1860s.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is irregular on plan and measures a maximum of 330m E-W by 240m N-S as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Statement of National Importance

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of post-medieval settlement and economy and the process of the Clearances in Ardnamurchan. Its importance is increased by its proximity to other monuments of potentially contemporary date, such as the cleared settlement of Bourblaige which is already scheduled.

References

Bibliography

RCAHMS records the monument as NM 56 SE 4.

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