MHG20857 - Farmstead - Rhanich


Ruined farmstead buildings at Rhanich

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A farmstead comprising two roofed and two unroofed buildings is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Ross-shire and Cromartyshire 1881, sheet xli). One unroofed building is shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1992).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 22 March 1996

In August 2015, a walkover survey was undertaken in Morangie Forest, Edderton by Anne Coombs on behalf of the Forestry Commission Scotland to identify and demarcate archaeological sites in advance of clear fell operations.

The northwest ‘roofed’ building of this complex of three buildings recorded on the 1st Edition Ordinance Survey map survives as a wall face c.1m high revetted into the slope to the northwest although there is no clear south wall or gables. The small ‘unroofed’ building is c.3m square and lies to the south east of the first building. It is clearly a building but the walls are very tumbled. The other two buildings, one recorded as roofed and one as unroofed, were not found but may well survive. The area lies within an area of old trees but the part where the two buildings were found is covered in deep bracken. Beyond the remains there are standing trees and patches of dense windblow. The general area of the buildings was marked with tape and the buildings by gps. To the south west on the open ground on the other side of the burn there are visible peat banks. <1>

1st Edition OS 6" <2>

Note: Site not visible on aerial photographs so location approximate. (T. Blackie 6/9/21)

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Grid reference Centred NH 7191 8023 (113m by 124m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH78SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish TAIN

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