MHG53755 - Ruined building, Achairn
A ruined building was recorded during field survey. It is first shown on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, with an associated enclosure.
Type and Period (2)
- BUILDING (19th Century - 1801 AD to 1900 AD)
- ENCLOSURE (19th Century - 1801 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
A rectangular roofed building is shown both on the 1st and 2nd edition Ordnance Survey maps at this location. <1><2>
Field survey found a ruined building comprising of a 7.5m (SW-NE) by 4m (NW-SE) rectangular stone building. It is 2-2.5m in height and is roofless and derelict. The outer and inner wall surfaces are faced and constructed of dressed stone. An interior partition is situated 4m from the NE end of the structure. Remnants of wooden roof beams are visible. <3>
- <1> SHG23773 Image/Map: Ordnance Survey. 1871-3. Ordnance Survey 1st edition 25 inch map: Caithness (surveyed 1870-72). Digital.
- <2> SHG23362 Image/Map: Ordnance Survey. 1906. Ordnance Survey 2nd edition 25 inch map: Caithness. Digital.
- <3> SHG24906 Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Mitchell, S. and MacRae, F. 2010. Camster Windfarm, Near Wick, Caithness: Archaeological Photographic Survey, Desk Based Assessment and Walkover Survey. CFA Archaeology Ltd. 31/08/2010. Digital. Site 64; Fig 13.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 3041 5048 (6m by 6m)|
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