MHG53729 - Building and enclosure, Eadar A' Chalda


A building, apparently a pre-clearance house , with outbuilding and enclosure, was recorded during survey by Historic Assynt.

Type and Period (3)

  • KALE YARD? (18th Century - 1774 AD to 1774 AD)
  • BUILDING (18th Century - 1774 AD to 1774 AD)
  • ENCLOSURE (18th Century - 1774 AD to 1774 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A dry-stone round ended foundation aligned NW – SE and standing one course high was recorded during survey by Historic Assynt.

Most of the surviving stones are large and positioned vertically and seem to indicate both inner and outer faces. The internal space is 7m x 5m with an entrance in the centre of the SW wall, which has a more massive section of walling to the S of the doorway. Opposite the doorway is a small enclosure, possibly a kale yard and to the north a roughly rectangular stone pile that could be the fragmentary remains of a small outbuilding 4m x 3m or perhaps just a clearance cairn. The embankment around the enclosure continues along a prominent limestone ridge.

This structure and associated features appear to be a pre-clearance house, with associated outbuildings and enclosures, which were not recorded by Home or by anyone subsequently and are thus presumed to pre-date 1774. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NC 2425 2387 (81m by 127m) Approximate extent
Map sheet NC22SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

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