Loch Vaa

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Site Type CRANNOG
Canmore ID 15385
Site Number NH91NW 11
NGR NH 9121 1745
Council HIGHLAND
Parish DUTHIL AND ROTHIEMURCHUS
Former Region HIGHLAND
Former District BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Former County INVERNESS-SHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NH91NW 11 9121 1745.

(Area NH 914 175) An island in Loch Vaa is said to be artificial. 'Wooden beams have been looked for and seen round the edge of the stone of which the island is composed'. It only shows above water in very dry weather.
F O Blundell 1913.

At NH 9129 1745 are the remains of a crannog visible as a pile of stones just protruding above the surface of the loch, which was at a very low level at the time of investigation. It measures approximately 15.0m in diameter overall and on the N and W resting on the submerged stones, are two logs, 1.0 to 1.5m long, which may be displaced piles.
Visited by OS (R L) 22 September 1969.

 
Books and References

Blundell, F O (1913) 'Further notes on the artificial islands in the Highland area', Proc Soc Antiq Scot, vol.47
Page(s): 272

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