MHG51508 - Possible building (structure b), Kinakyle
A possible building with only the NE end surviving as visible remains.
Type and Period (1)
- BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
This feature was initially noted during a walkover survey in October 2007. <1>
This building measures 5m by 3.5m externally and is aligned NE-SW. It is the least well-preserved structure of the four that are visible, with only the NE gable end and a short section of the NW long wall surviving. Five stones are visible in the gable wall and others can be felt below the turf. <2>
An evaluation trench (trench 4) was excavated across this structure in April 2008 to try and explore its function. It was seen as basal layers of stonework, covered by a thin layer of turf. With the exception of a faced wall and possible opposing wall, the remains appear to have been heavily robbed, with a general spread of stonework sealing the interior deposits. Sub-circular in shape and oriented north-east by south-west, this buildings’ form indicates that it may represent one of the earliest buildings on the site. The spread of stonework within Structure B may well have protected it from rabbit damage. <3>
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Dagg, C. 11/2007. Badenoch and Strathspey Water Supply Upgrade: Archaeological Evaluation. Unaffiliated. 25/02/2008. Digital. Site 8 Building B.
- <2> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Dagg, C. 02/2008. Kinakyle Township, Aviemore, Inverness-shire: Archaeological Evaluation. Unaffiliated. . Digital. Structure b.
- <3> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Francoz, C and Atkinson, J. 07/2008. Kinakyle, Aviemore: Data Structure Report. Glasgow University Archaeological Research Division (GUARD). Digital. Trench 4.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 89134 11015 (9m by 9m) (Surveyed)|
|Geographical Area||BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY|
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