MHG18814 - Inchnadamph


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Type and Period (2)

  • FARMSTEAD (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HEAD DYKE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NC22SE 13 259 218

A farmstead comprising two roofed and one unroofed building, and a head-dyke is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Sutherland 1879, sheet lxxi). Four unroofed buildings, one of which has two compartments, are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10,560 map (1967).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 14 September 1995

Surveyed by the Assynt's Hidden Lives project in November 2009.
138A - Footings of an uneven stone rubble building 16m by 4.5m and 1m high, aligned E/W with walls 0.6m wide. The building is made up of three compartments with entrances in the S. A large quantity of smaller stones are piled up at the SW corner by the main entrance, perhaps a lean-to supporting structure or the material from a rubble fill core.
138B - similar building to A, with dimensions 8m by 4.5m and 0.8m high, aligned E-W with 0.8m wide walls. Rubble has fallen both in and out and is spread widely. There is a S entrance and a rubble wall attached to the SE corner going south.
138C - Similar building to A and B, measuring 4.5m by 3m and 0.2m in height, aligned NE/SW with very spread walls. There is an entrance on the S.
138D - Rectangular building measuring 8m by 4m, aligned E/W with a wall running W from the NW corner and another running S from the SE corner.
138E - Head-dyke, 75m long running from a large ridge around the entire site made of grass covered earth and stone.
138F - Rubble deriving from a wall, 40m long, 0.5m high, 0.7m wide.
138H - Dry stone rubble wall remnant aligned E/W immediately south of 138B, c. 8.15 m long.
138I - A dry stone rubble wall on the eastern side of 138B, c. 12.5 m long.
138J - A small mossed over mound, c. 7 m x 6 m x 1.45 m high.
138K - A track built up with varied rubble forming a ramp, more pronounced on west side, leading through a cleft in a rock outcrop to probable cornfields, c. 8.2 m long by 2 m wide and up to 1m high.
138L - A dry stone dyke visible as a linear heap of stones abutting the NW and SE corners of 138D.
138M - A low grass covered mound, probable clearance cairn, 4.2m by 1.2m and 0.7m high.
138N - A mill building on the side of the burn adjacent to the main farmstead buildings. Low, grassed over walls visible along three sides, with a circular wheel pit up to three courses in height and 0.5 m high. A platform is visible on N side of wheel pit. Part of the red sandstone mill wheel is visible at W end of pit. There is no obvious sign of the lade.
138O - A platform NW of chambered cairn HLP139, possibly natural but may represent a prepared standing, measuring c. 6 m by 6 m and 2 m high.
138P - A small enclosure at the edge of a rocky outcrop, cosisting of a low stone and earth bank, c. 7m by 3m and 0.4m high.
138Q - Numerous clearance cairns.
138R - A stone platform at S side of cornfield, measuring c. 6.3m by 2m and 0.75m high.
138S - Enclosures to the NW and W of the main farmstead, truncated by road/track. Cosntructed from earth and stone banks forming a complex of field systems. A small shieling structure was visible abutting a rocky outcrop on the S edge of the dykes/banks. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NC 2590 2188 (404m by 336m)
Map sheet NC22SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

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