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Record details

Type of record:Monument
Name:Farmstead, Lower Ryefield


A farmstead consisting of a single building and enclosure depicted on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map.

Grid Reference:NH 5692 5687
Map Sheet:NH55NE
Geographical Area:ROSS AND CROMARTY

Monument Types

  • FARMSTEAD (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)


  • Survival: Visible (<1m) (undated)

Other References/Statuses

  • Historic Environment Record: MHG55079

Full description

This site is situated in scrubby ground 400m to the SE of the small village of Alcaig close to a minor road. It has a NW aspect and is within dense scrubby bushes and grazed by cattle. The site is marked on the 1st Edition OS survey as being roofed and has a small enclosure to the SE but there was no evidence of this enclosure. The site has not previously been recorded.

The site comprises the low footings of a single building on a NE-SW alignment. The building is on a slightly raised platform and has an internal measurement of 10m x 4m. The SE wall footings have not survived but the remains of the other walls are of intermittent stones set in a low turf bank which is 0.3 to 0.5m thick and just 0.2m high. <1>

<1> Marshall, M, 2011, A Project to Identify, Survey and Record Archaeological Remains at Mulchaich Farm, Ferintosh, Ross-shire (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG25446.

Related Monument/Building records - none

Related Investigations

EHG3582Recording and surveying project, Mulchaich Farm

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