MHG13481 - Farmstead - Achaetor


A ruined farmstead at Achaetor.

Type and Period (2)

  • FARMSTEAD (18th Century to 19th Century - 1750 AD? (at some time) to 1850 AD? (at some time))
  • KILN (18th Century to 19th Century - 1750 AD? to 1850 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A ruined farmstead at Achaetor.

A farmstead comprising the ruins of two longhouses. Up to 1.7m high; one incorporates a kiln at the N end. Associated are enclosures and field walls. Traces of rig and furrow can be seen in the surrounding later cultivation.
OSFI: JB: 29.9.1981

A farmstead comprising four unroofed buildings, two of which are long buildings, and two enclosures is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Caithness 1877, sheet x). Two unroofed buildings, of which one has three compartments, what may be an unroofed building and two enclosures is shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10,000 map (1987).
Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 12 September 1995.

The farmstead is visible in LiDAR data gathered by AOC Archaeology in 2011 as part of the mitigation for the visual impact on the archaeological landscape associated with the proposed Baillie Hill windfarm, Caithness. <1>

There are clearly at least two phases of construction/occupation visible in the LiDAR data. The remains of a smaller square enclosure are bisected by the later larger enclosure and there may be indications of other, presumably earlier, buildings [IS-L 07/07/2020].

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Grid reference Centred ND 0454 6106 (312m by 374m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND06SW
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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