MHG24089 - Pillar, Bighouse, Melvich


Early 20th century, or earlier, stone pillar, probably demarcating the gateway to Bighouse Farm.

Type and Period (1)

  • BOUNDARY MARKER (Built, 20th Century - 1901 AD? to 1908 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC 86SE 896 644

Location refined from that above to present location. 'Pillars' first anotated on 2nd edition 6" OS map c.1908-9. The use of the plural would suggest that there was once a pair, but now only one remains. Presumably the pillars marked the gateway to Bighouse Farm. The pillar is cylindrical with a conical top; constructed of mortar-bonded rubble. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NC 8969 6437 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC86SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish FARR

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