MHG13118 - Lair

Summary

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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC 258 138 Lair-depopulation. <1>

NC 2586 1384 Farmstead abandoned 18th/19th century. Remains include two building footings,
13.0m by 4.0m and 12.0m by 4.0m, with adjoining enclosure and nearby ruins of a small
enclosure and a subsidiary building; also field complex of walls,banks, and heaps of cleared
stone.
(OSFI:JM:14.8.80).

Surveyed by the Assynt's Hidden Lives project in November 2009. Close to the existing NGR lie the remains of a settlement comprising stone built structures including enclosures and turf field banks. The main part of the site consists of a probable building, 16m x 16m aligned N-S/E-W, and 2 probable enclosures, one of which is 11m x 6m aligned E-W and the other is to the south of that and is 8m x 8m. Another structure is located c.10m to the east and is probably MHG13124, it is 13m x 4m and is aligned E-W. <2>

Surveyed in detail by the Assynt's Hidden Lives project. <3>

This correlates with a number of sites identified by Mercer in 1976-1980 - see related records. <4>


<1> Roy, W, 1747-55, Military Survey of Scotland (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2745.


<2> Cavers, G & Hudson, G, 05/2010, Assynt's Hidden Lives: An archaeological survey of the the parish, 30, p.77 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG24882.


<3> Cavers, G & Hudson, G, 05/2010, Assynt's Hidden Lives: An archaeological survey of the the parish, Survey Area 3: Site 30; p.45; fig.39 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG24882.


<4> Carey, G, 2010-2011, Comment by Giles Carey, HER Officer (Verbal Communication). SHG24799.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NC 2586 1384 (160m by 160m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC21SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

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