MHG41791 - Site of Barn, Old Leanach House, Culloden


The site of the barn which was burned following the Battle of Culloden 1746. No visible traces survive.

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  • BARN (Built, 18th Century - 1721 AD to 1730 AD)

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NH74SW 21 7450 4499

For Culloden Moor, Battlefield (centred NH 742 450), see NH74NW 17.00.

(NH 7450 4499) Old Leanach (NAT)
OS 6" map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1906)

'Old Leanach (In Ruins)'. 'This name applies to the ruins of a farmsteading situated in the "Field of the English". The barn that stood here in 1746 to which the wounded Highlanders were carried and over whom it was burned by order of the Duke of Cumberland, has completely disappeared leaving no vestiges behind.'
Name Book 1869. <1>

The old farm house of Leanach a low thatched building was completely restored by the National Trust in 1960. The site of the barn was fixed at c.9.0m to the SW of Leanach. At this spot are some foundations but not thought to be of the old barn (Information from Mr N MacDonald, Warden, National Trust for Scotland, Culloden).
Visited by OS (W D J) 24 April 1962.

Old Leanach farmstead is shown as an L-shaped unroofed building with an attached short length of wall on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire, Nairnshire 1871-6, sheet xiii).
Information from RCAHMS (AKK), 19 June 1996.


The site of the barn is depicted on James Fraser's 1867 map to the west of the cottage. It is marked as "Site of Barn burnt over wounded Highlanders by order of the Duke of Cumberland". <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 74491 44984 (10m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH74SW
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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