MHG53004 - The Beach Bothy and site of former house, Balnakeil


A bothy which was formerly an outbuilding associated with a building depicted on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map.

Type and Period (2)

  • HOUSE (Built, 19th Century - 1801 AD? to 1872 AD)
  • OUTBUILDING (Built, 19th Century - 1801 AD? to 1872 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An L-shaped building, probably a domestic building, is depicted on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map c.1872 with an outbuilding to the north east. The outbuilding remains on the site and is known as the bothy. Modern mapping suggests that footings of the original house may also be present on the site. <1><2>

The bothy was photographed prior to renovations as a condition of planning consent. <3>

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NC 39237 68681 (30m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC36NE
Civil Parish DURNESS
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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