MHG19273 - Farmstead - Ledmore Wood


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NH68NE 69 6618 8935

A farmstead, comprising one unroofed building, an enclosure and a length of wall, is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Sutherland 1879-81, cxi). An unroofed structure, which may be the remains of a building, is shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1971).
Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 22 November 1995.

This farmstead was visited during the course of a forestry survey by Headland Archaeology (NMRS MS 899/25, no.22) and the extents are largely as depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Sutherland 1879-81, sheet cxi) although field clearance cairns extend a further 75m to the E. In the NW, there is a stone-built enclosure with a rectangular building, measuring 5m by 3m, attached. A large rectangular building defined by low stone-and-turf footings and measuring 20m by 4m lies to the E. To the S is an oval structure measuring 5m by 4m and a further rectangular building, measuring 8m by 4m with one substantial stone gable lies to the E. There is another building, measuring 5m by 2m, outside the field bank and down a steep slope.
S Carter and J Wordsworth (Headland Archaeology) 5 February 1997; NMRS MS 899/25, no.23

NH 66 90 (centre) A short-notice forestry survey was undertaken by Headland Archaeology Ltd over roughly 7.5sq km of land to the W of Spinningdale on the northern shore of the Dornoch Firth. A total of 28 features or groups of features of archaeological interest were recorded, 19 of which had previously been noted. The majority are post-medieval settlement sites (buildings, farmsteads and settlement sites) recorded first by the OS in 1874.
NH 6618 8935 Farmstead. (NMRS NH 68 NE 69)
Sponsor: Historic Scotland
S Carter 1997

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Grid reference Centred NH 6617 8935 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH68NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CREICH

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