MHG52553 - Crofthouse, Birchfield Steadings


C18-C19 single storey crofthouse

Type and Period (1)

  • CROFTHOUSE (Built, 18th Century to 19th Century - 1750 AD to 1881 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Some 180 metres to the NE of the steading is a small simple NW-SE aligned single storey crofthouse with a central doorway flanked by two window openings. Each gable contains a chimney. The building is depicted on the 1st edition OS map <1> as unroofed and as partly roofed on the 2nd edition OS map <2>. It may be that this building pre-dates the steading to the south-west, or was the original dwelling that fell out of use when the now-demolished farmhouse adjacent to the steading was occupied. When that building fell out of use post-1906 it is feasible that this building was re-roofed and utilised as the primary accommodation for the steading <3>. Planning consent has been granted to renovate this house, along with the steading buildings to the south-west. The ruinous later dwelling will be demolished <4>.

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Grid reference Centred NH 49499 99257 (13m by 11m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH49NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND

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