MHG27362 - Farmstead, enclosures - Western Rhu Peninsula


Farmstead and enclosures on Western Rhu Peninsula

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

What may be a farmstead comprising one roofed and two unroofed buildings and, approximately 100m to the SW, an enclosure is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire 1876, sheet cxxxiv). Three unroofed buildings are shown at this location on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1973).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 19 August 1996

The north western area of the Rhu peninsula is now part of Rhu Farm, stretching west and north to the coast of the main farmhouse to the point at Rhubh’ Arisaig in the north-west corner. It was surveyed in 2013 by Rough Bounds Archaeology et al.

Site 10. Substantial ruin c.10 x 6 with long side, entrance and window gap on the east side. Walls to at least 1.5 mtrs and signs of a dividing wall inside to right of the doorway. The wall at the southern end seems to have been rebuilt possibly up to a metre further into the building – signs of old walls at the southern end beyond the rebuild. An incised stone was noted and photographed in the NE corner of the main building.* A smaller second ruin possibly a byre or hay barn set at right angles to the main building with an entrance to the north. To the NE of the main building a low degraded wall marks a rectangular enclosure of c.12 x 12 mtrs. *The incised stone (MHG56817) was later identified as Neolithic and removed to be put on display at the 'Land Sea and Island Centre' in Arisaig.

NGR adjusted based on 2012 aerial photographs. <2>

1st Edition OS 6" <3>

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Grid reference Centred NM 6210 8450 (28m by 31m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM68SW
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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