MHG18202 - Cruck house - Killiehuntly


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  • CRUCK HOUSE (Constructed, 18th Century - 1701 AD to 1800 AD?) + Sci.Date

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Killiehuntly farm cottage was one of twenty sites to have been part of the SCOT2K Native Pine Dendrochronology Project. One of the aims of this project included dating and provenancing of native Scottish pine timbers in buildings and archaeological sites and dates were found to range from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries, from high-status castles to modest cruck cottages. They were mostly located in the Highlands where Scots pine occurs naturally and so these areas were more likely to have had native pine used in buildings, although an early example of long-distance transport is also identified. More widely in Scotland, many historic buildings are dominated by imported timber from the 15th century onwards, and native timbers may be under recognised, something the project is helping to address. A cruck, of native pine, from Killiehuntly farm cottage was dendrochronologically dated to the 18th century, with a felling date of 1730 AD. This was significantly earlier than other cruck buildings dated by the SCOT2K project. However, it is much larger than the small composite crucks dated and was possibly the main house before the 19th century Killiehuntly farmhouse was built. <1> Summary of results. <2>

Renumbered from NN79NE0016

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Grid reference Centred NN 7919 9880 (30m by 30m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NN79NE

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