Adopt a Monument project, and we took them to three sites which we think are very old houses.
The site in this picture is a building of elongate, round-ended design and sunken floor which resembles known late Norse or mediaeval houses. However, short of a miraculous discovery of an artefact which conclusively proves its age, all we could do was.... admire it.
None of these buildings resemble the straight-edged, round-cornered houses that are characteristic of the clachan houses from the 18th through to the 19th centuries, after which squared-off corners became the norm. However, although this one is very well preserved, and has a couple of boulders in it which, having rolled down from the hill above, suggest it is old, dating it wasn't possible, so we.... admired it.
Many thanks to Cara and Phil for giving us so much of their time.
A few places are left for Ardnamurchan Memories 2