MHG33609 - Building -Baile Fuir, Gruids Wood


Unlocated building, Baile Fuir, Gruids Wood

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

One of 4 simple unroofed buildings marked in this general area on 1st ed OS. Modern forestry plantation - HAW 7/2004

In July 2015, a walkover survey was undertaken at Gruids Wood, Lairg by Anne Coombs on behalf of the Forestry Commission Scotland to identify and demarcate archaeological sites in advance of pre-thinning and clearfell operations.

A turf and stone dyke follows the line noted on the FCS map and lies just to the north of the area to be felled. This dyke is not recorded on the 1st Edition OS map of 1843-82 or any of the later maps but follows the line dividing rough grazing from pastureland. The dyke is intermittently visible through the scattered plantation. The ground to the south is mainly windblown and this is the ground due to be clear felled. The dyke was marked by gps and taped and photographed.

Building; Within this area there may be the remains of a building which was unroofed at the time of the making of the 1st Edition OS map of 1843-82. Due to the wind blow it was not possible to find the building, but it may survive below the trees. The building is one of four buildings, a second building lies just to the north of the dyke, one may have been below the forestry track and the 4th is at the north end of the dyke immediately to the east of the forestry track. <1>

Note: Site not visible on aerial photographs so approximate location copied from 1st Edition OS 6". <2> (T. Blackie 18/11/21)

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NC 5615 0263 (30m by 30m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC50SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish LAIRG

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