MHG51492 - Enclosure, Garvault, Loch Merkland


Enclosure attached to longhouse. Part of Garvault Farmsteading.

Type and Period (2)

  • ENCLOSURE (Built, Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1878 AD)
  • BUILDING? (Built, Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small rectangular enclosure built onto the north-west wall of the longhouse and linked via a small doorway set into the north-west wall of the longhouse. The north-west wall of the enclosure is topped off by a run of vertically set stones. It is unusual because of the narrow entrance way set into the north-east wall which does not allow much width for the movement of livestock. It is conceivable it was once roofed <1>. Photographed <2>.

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NC 38349 32032 (10m by 8m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC33SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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