MHG26103 - Essich
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Type and Period (1)
- FARMSTEAD (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
NH63NW 54 6498 3898
Two buildings and an enclosure are visible on aerial photographs (RCAHMSAP 1994) amongst a small stand of trees to the S of Essich. The 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire 1875, sheet xx) depicts one of the buildings, as roofed, and the enclosure. The same building is shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1975) as roofless.
Information from RCAHMS (DCC) 31 January 1997
This site was visited during a walkover survey in July 2008. The remains of a blackhouse were identified measuring around 24m by 7m and aligned north-south, with the byre area to the south. An entrance was identified about 3 metres from the NE gable end. The second building survives as grass covered mounds around 8 metres to the north east. The enclosure survives as four grass mounds about 20 metres to the north east of the blackhouse. <1>
This site can be seen on oblique aerial photographs taken by Jim Bone in 1997 along with other possibly associated features and trackways. <2>
- <1> SHG24442 Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Curtis, A. 08/2009. Knocknagael Substation Site: Archaeological and Built Heritage Desk-based Assessment and Walkover Survey. Jacobs Engineering UK Ltd. Digital. Site 2.
- <2> SHG24076 Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Oblique: Bone, J. Aerial photographs of various sites submitted by Jim Bone. Colour. Yes. Digital. 97/4/7 and 97/4/8.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 6498 3897 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Civil Parish||INVERNESS AND BONA|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/115093 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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