MHG43366 - Lazy Beds, Truderscaig


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  • LAZY BEDS (Undated)

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NC73SW 1 centred on 705 340.

(NC 705 340) Truderscaig (NAT) OS 6"map, (1963)

The extensive remains of Truderscaig, a depopulated settlement which was cleared in 1814. The building foundations range in size from 3m by 3m to 28m by 4m, and the remains of four kilns survive, the best preserved being that at NC 7056 3405. An enclosed area of 'lazybeds' lies immediately NW of enclosing wall of settlement.
A MacKenzie 1946; Visited by OS (E G C) 15 May 1961.

Truderscaig is generally as described above. There are the remains of at least forty buildings along with associated kail yards and enclosures. The cultivation within the enclosure at NC 702 346 is of the lazy-bed type (6.0m between the furrows) sometimes found associated with depopulated townships. Intermittent lines and single boulders lie in the furrows. Although some are upright none tested was earthfast. The boulders' positions are possibly the result of stones being cleared during cultivation. There are further traces of run-rig to the SW of the township buildings.
Visited by OS (J B) 18 April 1977.

A township comprising seventeen unroofed buildings, ten enclosures, two sheepfolds, a head-dyke and a separate enclosure or field, is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Sutherland 1878, sheet lv). Forty-three unroofed buildings, four kilns, ten enclosures, some field walls, a head-dyke and some secondary boundary walls are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10,000 map (1992).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 10 October 1995

FE Management Plan received, see assoc. docs. File.
J Aitken : 02/04/01.

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Grid reference Centred NC 7049 3400 (20m by 20m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC73SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish FARR

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