MHG10789 - Achanlochy

Summary

No summary available.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Local spelling of the name is Achanlochy; but the NMRS has Achinlochy.

John Wood
28.3.2000
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NMRS Notes:

NC75NW 36 Centred on 716 585

(NC 716 585) Achinlochy. The remains of a depopulated settlement, which since it was under sheep by 1873, is presumably one of those abandoned during the clearance of Strathnaver between 1814 and 1819.
Name Book 1873; J Prebble 1963.

Achinlochy (name verified) a deserted township comprising at least eleven domestic structures with associated enclosures. The western side of the township is being destroyed by the enlarging of a quarry. Run-rig plough lines can be seen on the river terrace to the north west and north east of the township.
Visited by OS (J B) 21 July 1977.

A township, comprising seven unroofed buildings and two enclosures, is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Sutherland 1878, sheet xviii). The township is shown as ten unroofed buildings and three enclosures on the current edition of the OS 1:10,560 map (1964).
Information from RCAHMS (FO) 17 August 1995.

The township has been fenced in and a plaque with a small description and site plan has been erected by Bettyhill Museum. In addition to the OS description there are two corn-drying kilns.
Information from A K Kilpatrick to RCAHMS, 29 May 1997, visited 26 May 1997.


Achanlochy (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG14708.


Achanlochy (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG14709.


Achanlochy (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG14710.


Achanlochy (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG14711.


Achanlochy (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG14712.


Achanlochy (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG14713.


Achanlochy, Parking '93 (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG7604.


Corn-drying kiln (2) (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG11540.


Corn-drying kiln. (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG11541.


Depop, Achanlochy, signpost (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG7603.


Depop. settlement, Achinlochy, Strathnaver (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG9192.


Highland Council Archaeology Unit, HCAU Slide Collection Sheet 14, 284,290,296 (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG24363.


Highland Council Archaeology Unit, HCAU Slide Collection Sheet 17, 327, 333, 339 (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG24430.


Highland Council Archaeology Unit, HCAU Slide Collection Sheet 18, 352 (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG24431.


Name Book (County), Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 20, 129 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3351.


Untitled Source (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG4838.


Untitled Source (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG4839.


Untitled Source (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG4840.


Untitled Source (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG4841.


Untitled Source (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG4842.


Untitled Source (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG4843.


Untitled Source (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG4844.


Untitled Source (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG4845.


Untitled Source (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG4846.


Untitled Source (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG4847.


Prebble, J, 1963, The Highland clearances, 106-24 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2636.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NC 7160 5854 (245m by 147m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC75NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish FARR

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