MHG255 - Township, Uladail


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

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The name Uladail was first recorded in 1390, though the earliest record of any inhabitants is in 1716. Roy’s map shows a cluster of houses at Ulladill, surrounded by arable land. A Plan of the Farm of Ulladal in 1833 shows 14 buildings, accompanied by enclosed arable fields, while the rest of the land was divided between pasture and oak woodland. In 1841, when Uladail was sold to Patrick Sellar, recently arrived in Morvern from Sutherland, only one house was occupied and by 1851 the site was abandoned.
Field Verification Project (West Lochaber) - J Robertson, 03/2004
Early map sources - OS 2nd edition 1900: sheet LV (NW). Uladail - 10 structural remians, possible shieling to the N, slight traces of field systems.
J Aitken: 20/01/04.

Scheduled 2/2003, informatiojn in secondary file - HAW 4/2003

Now excluded from a forestry scheme, after an archaeological survey was carried out.
Information & photos from A M Fox, Highland Council, after site visit 01/2000.

NM75SW 3 centred on 716 505

NM 717 506. Uladail: Remains of 12 houses, occupied by 1755, probably cleared c. 1840; only 1 house occupied in 1841, abandoned by 1851.
P Gaskell 1968

Not visited. About 10 houses shown on OS 6" map.
Visited by OS (N K B) 16 June 1970

Cruck-slots noted.
G Stell 1981

Ten unroofed buildings, one of which is L-shaped, one enclosure and some short lengths of head-dyke are depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Argyllshire 1875, sheet lv). Eight unroofed buildings and one enclosure are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1974).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 20 May 1998

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Grid reference Centred NM 7162 5059 (283m by 170m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NM75SW
Civil Parish MORVERN
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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