MHG21644 - Crofting township - Sand, Gairloch
Crofting township at Sand, Gairloch
Type and Period (1)
- CROFTING TOWNSHIP (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- None recorded
Crofting township laid out on the low ground east of the Sand Burn. The present inhabited houses and new buildings are almost entirely along the road or along ‘Sand Passage’ running SW from the road. Along the east boundary, and spread across the area south of the croft lands are a number of buildings and enclosures probably representing a wider pre-improvement settlement. These survive mostly as low rubble footings, although some are more substantial. There are also a number of abandoned 19th century croft houses.
Wester Ross Project - Cathy Dagg, 23/3/04 <1>
A crofting township comprising fifty-nine roofed, one partially roofed, nineteen unroofed buildings and some enclosures is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Ross-shire 1881, sheet xix). Twenty-four roofed, two partially roofed, thirty-three unroofed buildings and some enclosures are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10560 map (1969).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 22 April 1996
A walk over survey of the Sand area was undertaken by Macinnes. A, in 2012. <2>
NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <3>
1st Edition OS 6" <4>
- <1> SHG28223 Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: MacInnes, A.. 2013. Ruins of Sand Passage. Anne MacInnes. Digital.
- <2> SHG28223 Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: MacInnes, A.. 2013. Ruins of Sand Passage. Anne MacInnes. Digital. p.2.
- <3> SHG27382 Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical: Get Mapping. 2009. Getmapping aerial photography 2009. XY
- <4> SHG23411 Image/Map: Ordnance Survey. 1881. Ordnance Survey 1st edition 6 inch map: Ross-shire. Digital.
|Grid reference||Centred NG 9076 9125 (895m by 1033m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
Related Monuments/Buildings (2)
Related Investigations/Events (1)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/105111 (View HES Canmore entry for this site)
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