MHG14672 - Buildings and Wall/enclosure - Alt Na Leac Rdaidh


Buildings and Wall/enclosure at Alt Na Leac Rdaidh

Type and Period (3)

  • BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • WALL (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • ENCLOSURE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Rectangular building foundation, probably 19th century. <1>

Allt na Leac Ruadh, Bulcraggan Alternative names Balcraggan.
The buildings and Wall/enclosure (793 – 795) - centred on NH 3484 5636 (SMR No - NH35NE 0009) were recorded by NOSAS in 2007 as part of the Scotland's Rural Past Project.. The site comprises the remains of 2 conjoined buildings and a wall. It is SE facing and on a glacial terrace which is traversed by a track. The whole area is forested and it would appear that the trees may soon be harvested. The burn to the E, the Allt na Leac Ruadh is hugely eroded through the glacial moraine and one side of the enclosure shown on the 1st edition OS map may have been carried away. The 1st edition OS survey as a roofed building and an enclosure.

793 Wall - A stone wall traverses the glacial terrace, roughly parallel to the track, from Dromanbuie in the SW to Druminriach in the east, a distance of roughly 1.5kms.

794 Building – NH 34840 56360 The larger of 2 buildings at this site. It is to the WSW and measures 6m (ENE-WSW) x 3m internally. The building has double faced dry stone walls and square corners - WSW gable stands to 0.4m height.

795 Building - The smaller of 2 buildings to the ENE of 794 above. It measures 4m (ENE-WSW) x 3m internally. The building has double faced dry stone walls and square corners. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NH 3484 5560 (22m by 15m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH35NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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