MHG12678 - Coire Nam Feuran


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  • SETTLEMENT (Undated)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NC63SE 2.00 centred on 662 347.

(NC 662 347) Coirenamfeuran (NAT)
OS 6"map, (1963)

The extensive remains of Coirenamfeuran, a depopulated settlement which was cleared in 1814-19. The remains consist of the foundations of buildings, ranging from 4m by 2m to 26m by 4m, and enclosures. A kiln, 1.3m in diameter and 0.6m deep, lies at the north end of the buildings at NC 6642 3467.
J Prebble 1963; Visited by OS (E G C) 13 May 1961.

Coirenamfeuran deserted township comprises seventeen buildings, as described by the previous field investigator, several kaleyards and enclosures, the aforementioned corn-drying kiln, and extensive areas of run-rig and clearance bounded by a township wall. One of the buildings at NC 6640 3470 had been re-used as a sheep shelter, and at NC 6644 3465 is a shieling.
Visited by OS (N K B) 1 April 1977.

A township comprising eleven unroofed buildings, an enclosure and an unroofed structure attached to another enclosure in the woods called Coille Coire nam Feuran is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Sutherland 1878, sheet liv). Twenty unroofed buildings, one unroofed structure and three enclosures are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10,560 map (1963).

2.01: 664 349: Small Cairns

Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 9 October 1995

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Grid reference Centred NC 6614 3477 (901m by 723m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC63SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish FARR

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