MHG11206 - Aird Bheag


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

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NC25SW 10 Centred on 215 504

NC 215 503. Arnbeg: a group of buildings.
W Roy 1747-55.

NC 214 504. A structure, measuring externally 8ft by 6ft with walls 3ft high and 2ft thick, has a rubble extension 8ft by 10ft. Under a square stone hut by the burn are the foundations of a larger rectangular building, probably two-roomed, 36ft by 12ft with walls 3ft thick. T C Welsh 1969b.

NC 215 503. Small crofting township abandoned in the 18th/19th century. Remains include five building footings, dimensions ranging from 11m by 5m to 24m by 4m, several enclosures and, at NC 2141 5039, a corn-drying kiln. Infield scattered heaps of cleared stone indicate worked land; outfield lazy-bed cultivation is in evidence. The largest building footing is modified in part to form a sheep pen. Presumably the local name Aird Bheag has some affinity with, if not directly descended from, Anbeg.
Visited by OS (JM) 8 June 1980.

A township, comprising five unroofed structures (of which four may be buildings), is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Sutherland 1878, sheet xxxi). The township containing four unroofed buildings, one of which is sub-divided, is shown on the current edition OS 1:10,560 map (1962).
Information from RCAHMS (FO) 14 August 1995.

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Grid reference Centred NC 2167 5032 (160m by 160m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC25SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND

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