MHG51176 - Former crofthouse at Aryhoulan, Ardgour


A ruined 19th-century crofthouse which has been altered and extended to accommodate its current use as a sheep fank.

Type and Period (3)

  • CROFTHOUSE (Constructed, 19th Century - 1851 AD? to 1872 AD)
  • SHEEP FOLD (In use, 19th Century to 21st Century - 1851 AD? to 2006 AD)
  • FANK (In use, 19th Century to 21st Century - 1851 AD? to 2006 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

This building is depicted as a sheep fold on the 1st edition 25 inch Ordnance Survey map of 1872, although it clearly originated as a dwelling house. Photographs of the building and surrounding features were submitted as a requirement of planning permission for the construction of a new house and studio. The former crofthouse had a central door and a flue at each gable end. It has been extended to the front and back with roughly-built brick and timber structures related to its current use as a sheep fank. The application plans suggest that the original portion of the building is to be retained. <1><2>

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Grid reference Centred NN 01476 68318 (16m by 22m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NN06NW
Civil Parish ARDGOUR
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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