MHG54204 - Farmstead, Scalpay


A farmstead, comprising a house, byre and kale yard, recorded during walkover survey on Scalpay.

Type and Period (3)

  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KALE YARD (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BYRE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Situated at the base of south-west facing slopes at 37 metres OD and 5 metres south of a small stream, are the ruinous remains of a stone-built farmstead. Comprising house, byre and kale yard, the complex is located in an area of improved ground containing lazy-bed cultivation plots and boundary dykes.

Around 16 metres to the north-west of the byre and just beyond the small stream, are the degraded remains of the kale yard. This structure is subrectangular in shape and measures 18.0 metres long (E-W axis) by 15.0 metres wide, over stone and turf-built walls of indeterminate thickness. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)



Grid reference Centred NG 5923 2916 (47m by 54m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG52NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish STRATH

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