MHG51129 - Remains of kaleyard at Croft 5, Balmeanach
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))
- None recorded
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>
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Wildgoose, M. 2008. New House on Croft 5, Balmeanach, Glenhinnisdal, Isle of Skye: Archaeological Recording and Evaluation. Archaeological and Ancient Landscape Survey (AALS). . Digital. p 8.
- <2> Dataset/Geospatial Data: RCAHMS. RCAHMS_1st_edition_survey. Digital. FID 12454.
|Grid reference||Centred NG 41278 58504 (17m by 17m) (Centred)|
|Geographical Area||SKYE AND LOCHALSH|
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