MHG35074 - Post-medieval farmstead - Achnalea


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  • FARMSTEAD (18th Century to 19th Century - 1750 AD? to 1850 AD?)

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Full Description

A dwelling house - formerly a farm steading - situate a short distance northeast of Carnach and on the north side of the County road. Property of Sir J. Riddell Bart. [Baronet].
OSNB Vol.78 327

A farmstead comprising three unroofed, two roofed buildings and two enclosures is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Argyllshire 1875, sheet xxviii). Two unroofed, two roofed buildings and one enclosure are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1990).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 12 May 1998

The site of the farmstead buildings south of the road was visited and recorded by I Thornber in as part of a survey of the Carnoch Estate as part of an Environmental Assessment in advance of proposed forestry planting. NGR NM 850608: Achnalia: three rectangular stone structures on the west bank of the Allt Feith 'n Amean and south of the A861: comprising ? A dwelling-house and two out-buildings. The position and layout of these corresponds closely with the settlement of 'Achnalee' shown in Bald's plan of 1806. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NM 8507 6092 (104m by 155m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NM86SE
Civil Parish ARDGOUR
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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