MHG10770 - Possible Well, Achnabourin

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Type and Period (1)

  • WELL (Undated)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Field survey notes (undated) in SMR file - HAW 11/2003

NC75NW 18 7101 5883.
Wellhead (NR) OS 6"map, (1964)
Remains of small circular building, 10ft diameter, with rough stone walling. At a distance of a few feet to south is a small round mound, and in front, where many large stones are visible beneath the broken surface, an underground opening, 1ft 6ins to 2ft square, is said to have existed.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

A probable well-head, situated in a hollow below summit of hill, on E. Only W segment of drystone wall, 0.3m high, remains, the rest of structure surviving as a course of stones. A moss-covered pile of stones lies adjacent on south.
Visited by OS (J L D) 5 May 1960.

These features, all now moss-covered, are as described by the previous field investigator. There is no local tradition of this being the site of a well. Visited by OS (J B) 18 December 1978.


RCAHMS, 1911, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Second report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Sutherland, 89, No. 263 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 7100 5882 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC75NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish FARR

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