MHG52692 - Building 2, Brickigoe Croft

Summary

A ruined steading forming part of the farmstead at Brickigoe.

Type and Period (1)

  • STEADING (Built, 18th Century to 19th Century - 1750 AD to 1850 AD (at some time))

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

This building was recorded by RCAHMS during a survey of the Yarrows area in 2004 (YARROWS04 470). The building measured 10.6m by 5m and consisted of two compartments separated by a mid-gable containing a window towards its north end. The western compartment had an entrance at the eastern end of the south wall. The eastern end appeared to be open-ended. <1>

The remains of this building were planned and photographed in May 2009 prior to demolition. The building is interpreted as a small steading, probably of the same period as Building 1. Two trial trenches were excavated across the wall footings which showed no evidence of an earlier structure. The west end appears to predate the east end as evidenced by a butt joint between the two. It is considered that the window mentioned in <1> is a partially degraded aumbry. The eastern end of the building was probably always open ended, possibly to accommodate a small cart. A small horse shoe was found in trench 9 at the western end of the building suggesting that this may have been a stable at some time.
It is proposed to demolish this building and use the stone to repair building 3. <2>


Puls, A, Site Visit Photographs, 04/12/2007 (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG23993.


<1> RCAHMS, Canmore, online database of the Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS), 89866 (Interactive Resource/Online Database). SHG23282.


<2> Humphreys, P and Wood, J, 06/2009, Brickigoe Croft, Thrumster: Building Recording, Trial Trenching Evaluation (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG24420.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ND 30135 44741 (10m by 4m) (Centred)
Map sheet ND34SW
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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