MHG51160 - Polmaily Farm

Summary

A farm which is first mentioned in documents from the late medieval period.

Type and Period (1)

  • FARM (Established, Norse to 16th Century - 1058 AD? to 1509 AD (at some time))

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The first reference to settlement here is in 1509 when the land was already a discrete farm unit. Polmaily was one of the first farms in Glenurquhart to adopt the new improvement techniques in the later 18th century. There was apparently also a still at Polmaily at this time, one of seven in the glen. It is possible that the drystone walls also date back to this period. By 1870-71 the farm had been laid out in the form seen today, as depicted on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map of the area. A fuller discussion of the farm is available in the report on a walkover survey carried out in 1999. <1>

The polygon for this farm only attempts to capture the broad area of the farmstead and not the wider farm extent. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 47739 30783 (126m by 84m) (Approximate)
Map sheet NH43SE
Civil Parish URQUHART AND GLENMORISTON
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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