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 (between))
- None recorded
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>.
- <1> Image/Map: Ordnance Survey. 1905. Ordnance Survey 2nd edition 6 inch map: Ross-shire. Digital. 1905.
- <2> Image/Map: Ordnance Survey. 1964-73. Ordnance Survey 25 inch map: Epoch 5a. Digital. 1967.
- <3> Verbal Communication: Puls, A. Comment by Andrew Puls, HC Archaeologist.
- <4> Image/Photograph(s): Unknown. 09/2007. Photographs of Birchfield Steadings. Colour. . Digital.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 49499 99257 (13m by 11m) (Mastermap)|
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