MHG45257 - Lazy Beds, Glenarigolach


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  • LAZY BEDS (Undated)

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NG98NE 2 984 897.
'Glenarigolach' is name applied to a number of ruins about 1 mile SE of Rhidorcha and about half a mile S of Carn Leum Niall.
Name Book 1875, ref no. 35, 109

In sheltered valley of Allt a' Ghlinne, 300 ft OD., there is a depopulated settlement, still known locally as Glenarigolach, which comprises extant remains of 22 rectangular buildings, varying in size from 30m x 4m to 5m x 3m and with an average height of 1.3m. There are also several 0.7m high heather covered earth and stone field banks and enclosures in area, within which there is evidence of lazy beds and field clearance. It is evident in two of longest buildings that they comprise a dwelling and byre as a drainage duct can be seen running along centre of one of compartments. Another significant feature of this site is a small corn-drying kiln measuring 5.0 x 3.0m.
Visited by OS (N K B) 22 March 1965;
Visible on RAF APs CPE/SCOT/321: 3168-9 70-1

Nine unroofed buildings, an enclosure, some field walls and two field-systems are depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Ross-shire and Cromartyshire 1881, sheet xx). Twenty-two unroofed buildings, some field walls and three field-systems are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10560 map (1968).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 13 February 1996

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Grid reference Centred NG 9840 8970 (10m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG98NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish LOCHBROOM

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