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ID:MHG17535
Type of record:Monument
Name:Wester Cudrish Steading
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Summary

The remains of a farmstead which is depicted on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map of 1876. The remains include parts of a horse mill and gearing, and machinery in the former threshing barn.

Images

Cudrish Wester horse mill capstan close up Sept 08 (photo by Eddie Freeman)  © Highland CouncilCudrish Wester house front looking north (photo by Eddie Freeman)  © Highland CouncilCudrish Wester house interior north gable (photo by Eddie Freeman)  © Highland CouncilCudrish Wester house interior south gable (photo by Eddie Freeman)  © Highland CouncilCudrish Wester house looking south Sept 08 (photo by Eddie Freeman)  © Highland CouncilCudrish Wester House looking west Sept 20 08 (photo by Eddie Freeman)  © Highland CouncilCudrish Wester mill workings 2 (photo by Eddie Freeman)  © Highland CouncilCudrish Wester mill workings (photo by Eddie Freeman)  © Highland CouncilCudrish Wester remains of horse mill capstan (photo by Eddie Freeman)  © Highland CouncilCudrish Wester remains of wall Sept 08 (photo by Eddie Freeman)  © Highland CouncilCudrish Wester steading front face (photo by Eddie Freeman)  © Highland CouncilCudrish Wester steading interior mill (photo by Eddie Freeman)  © Highland CouncilCudrish Wester steading interior south end (photo by Eddie Freeman)  © Highland CouncilCudrish Wester steading looking north Sept 08 (photo by Eddie Freeman)  © Highland CouncilCudrish Wester Steading looking south Sept 08 (photo by Eddie Freeman)  © Highland CouncilCudrish Wester steading looking west Sept 08 (photo by Eddie Freeman)  © Highland CouncilCudrish Wester steading mill gearing (photo by Eddie Freeman)  © Highland CouncilCudrish Wester steading south end upper (photo by Eddie Freeman)  © Highland CouncilCudrish Wester through house to steading (photo by Eddie Freeman)  © Highland Council

Reports

Fieldwork Report  © Wordsworth Archaeological Services (File size: 5798 KB)
Grid Reference:NH 5063 3442
Map Sheet:NH53SW
Civil Parish:KILTARLITY AND CONVINTH
Geographical Area:INVERNESS

Monument Types

Other References/Statuses

  • Historic Environment Record: MHG17535
  • NMRS NUMLINK Reference: 83566
  • NMRS Record Details: NH53SW24 WESTER CUDRISH STEADING
  • Old SMR Reference Number: NH53SW0028

Full description

NH53SW 24 5063 3442

The farm survives as an L-shaped steading with a roofless farmhouse facing SE. There are traces of a horse-mill on the NW corner of the steading. Some of the buildings depicted on the 2nd edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire 1903, sheet 18) cannot now be seen, though they may survive under the trees.
J Wordsworth 15 December 1995; NMRS MS 961/9, no.10

This site was visited by local researcher Eddie Freeman in September 2008. The house is ruinous and unroofed with the walls partially tumbled. The main steading is roofed but collapse is imminent at one part. The second steading is roofless with tumbling walls. The horse mill and gearing is almost complete. An older building outline is visible to the north of the house under the trees. Information from R Pape, Farley, Beauly states that after the Second World War both Eastern and Wester Cudrish crofts were offered for rent of £45 pa for both. No one took up the tenancy as the nearest water was in the "Red Burn" at the main road (A833). <1>


Wordsworth J, 1995, An Archaeological Survey of a Proposed Plantation at Blairmore and Cudrish, Glencovinth (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG21199.


<1> Freeman, E, 09/2008, Photographs and other information re Easter and Wester Cudrish crofts (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG23988.

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