MHG13482 - Building - Torr A'Chaise, Leans of Broubster


Remains of a building at Torr A'Chaise, Leans of Broubster.

Type and Period (1)

  • CROFTHOUSE? (Medieval to 18th Century - 1500 AD? to 1800 AD?)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Remains of a building at Torr A'Chaise, Leans of Broubster.

ND 036 602. An indistinct, sub-rectangular footing, 13.0m E-W by 4.0m at the E end and 5.5m at the W end. The turf-covered walls are spread to 1.0m - 1.5m wide and 0.2m high. It is situated on a dry knoll and appears to be of considerable antiquity.
OSFI: JB: 29.9.1981

Longhouse, recorded by R Mercer in 1982 during a survey undertaken by the University of Edinburgh, one of several over a number of years in Caithness: FOR265: Longhouse. Dimensions, 19.0m x 7.0m. Height, 0.5m. Rectangular structure with a few stones visible. One internal division. Orientation: E-W. Elevation: 225' OD. ND 036603. <1>

What may be an unroofed building is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Caithness 1877, sheet x), but it is not shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10,000 map (1987).
Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 12 September 1995.

The building 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. <2>

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Grid reference Centred ND 0365 6027 (28m by 27m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND06SW
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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