MHG24224 - Building Achlorachan


Building at Achlorachan

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH35NW 4 3287 5512

A single unroofed building is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Ross-shire 1881, sheet lxxxvi), but it is not shown on the current edition of the 1:10000 map (1971).
Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 4 March 1996.

763 Possible Building - NH 32866 55140 was recorded by NOSAS in 2007 as part of the Scotland's Rural Past Project. On the west bank of the Allt Ach’-Lorachain, within a fenced area of young forest, a recessed rectangle platform could be the site of a house. It is roughly 6m x 4m and the embankment which has some stone composition is 1.5m in height. Bracken covered. A ruined building appears at this site on the 1st edition OS survey. The plan for the court case of 1835 also has “Duncan Grants fathers’ house” in the position of this building, on the west bank of the burn. Duncan Grant was found guilty of the culpable homicide of James Macdonald. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2008 APs <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NH 3286 5511 (16m by 13m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH35NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Investigations/Events (1)

External Links (1)

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.