MHG11068 - Rimsdale
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Type and Period (4)
- TOWNSHIP (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
- RIG AND FURROW (Undated)
- HEAD DYKE (Undated)
- SHIELING SETTLEMENT (Undated)
- None recorded
Rimsdale. The remains of a depopulated settlement, cleared in 1814, accompanied by a large area of arable. The present roofed building was not in existence in 1873 at which time only a shepherd's house at NC 7392 4005 was occupied. The associated arable land stretched for about 1800m along both banks of the Rimsdale Burn.
Name Book 1873; A MacKenzie 1946; OS 6"map, Sutherland, 1st ed. (1873)
The remains of this abandoned township exist with ruinous field walls and about a dozen footings of enclosures and buildings; run-rig cultivation is evident. A later shepherd's house occupies the southern extent. On the east bank of the Burn are scatters of shieling-type bothies (see also NC74SW 8)
Visited by OS (J M) 18 May 1977.
A township, comprising one roofed building, four unroofed buildings, an enclosed field, three enclosures and a head-dyke is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (utherland 1878, sheet xlv). One roofed buildings, eleven unroofed buildings, three unroofed structures, four enclosures and the head-dyke are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10,000 map (1988).
Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 9 October 1995.
Name Book (County), Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 20, 284 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3351.
MacKenzie, A, 1946, The history of the Highland clearances, 39 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2464.
|Grid reference||Centred NC 7420 4035 (631m by 810m) (Buffered by site type)|
Related Monuments/Buildings (3)
Related Investigations/Events (0)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/6205 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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