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ID:MHG55072
Type of record:Monument
Name:Shepherd's house and fanks, Balsporran
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Summary

The remains of a shepherd's house and substantial fanks.


Grid Reference:NN 6263 7921
Map Sheet:NN67NW
Civil Parish:LAGGAN
Geographical Area:BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY

Monument Types

  • FANK (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Other References/Statuses

  • Historic Environment Record: MHG55072

Full description

Just across the railway line at Balsporran Cottage are the remains of a shepherd's house (possibly two hosues of different periods, one ofthem a well built stone dwelling) and substantial fanks. This site had been marked as a shieling complex on the 1773 estate plan, but it would appear that it had been turned into a sheep walk in the early 19th century. <1>


<1> Taylor, D, 2011, Unpublished notes on various shieling sites in the Drumochter area (Text/Manuscript). SHG25441.

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