MHG51129 - Remains of kaleyard at Croft 5, Balmeanach

Summary

Remains of a kaleyard and an attached revetted platform which form part of an abandoned farmstead.

Type and Period (1)

  • KALE YARD (Constructed, 19th Century - 1860 AD? to 1879 AD (at some time))

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A kaleyard with an attached revetted platform or small enclosure was recorded during a field survey of a proposed house site. The walls are 1 metre thick consisting of earth banks with an outer stone facing. A shallow drainage ditch runs around the west, north and east sides of the kaleyard. An evaluation trench was placed across the north-west wall of the kaleyard (Trench Hin.02). The results indicate that bank, and therefore the kaleyard, were constructed after 1860. <1>

The RCAHMS First Edition Survey Project records the attached "platform" as a roofed building. <2>

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NG 41278 58504 (17m by 17m) (Centred)
Map sheet NG45NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish SNIZORT

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