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Crannog 17 Loch Awe

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Location: Eredine

Map reference: NM 969 098

Date of Survey: 27 September 1972

Loch level OD: 35.448 m

Highest point of crannog OD: 36.648 m

Top to bottom of crannog: 0.60 m

Overall spread: 10 m x 9.5 m

Usable area: 6 m x 5.5 m

Description (1972): Small crannog built on a natural mound, trees and grass on top.
Top has been flattened by large stones. Remains of what appears to be a circular hearth to SE of this area. Hearth = two courses high, ca 1.0 m diameter.
The natural island was joined to the shore at NE by a line of large stepping stones, and on the SE by an interrupted causeway of smaller stones

Finds:

Dating:

Post-1972:

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The southerly line of stepping stones (visible at front) coming from the crannog did not align with the stepping stones going from the beach
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All the stepping stones (the northerly line to right; the interrupted line at front) would be underwater at normal loch levels
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The beach side of the crannog, looking south from the northerly stepping stones
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The top of the crannog, from the north side
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Further round the top, built up to make a platform: here seen from the W side
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The circular stone setting on Crannog 17, resembling a hearth



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