MHG54237 - Cleared settlement, Kirkton, Lochcarron


Six buildings, located in woodland, comprise the remains of the cleared settlement of Kirkton.

Type and Period (1)

  • SETTLEMENT (16th Century to 19th Century - 1560 AD to 1872 AD?)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

The remains of a group of 6 buildings were recorded in woodland at Kirkton. Seven buildings are shown on 1st edition Ordnance Survey mapping of the area, 1 of which could not be traced on the ground. The buildings largely survive as low footings (<c.0.5m in height) but one building, with mortared stonework, survives to a much greater height. Kirkton was “cleared” of 4 sub-tenants of the hotelkeeper c.1872. <1>

Two buildings, not shown on modern Ordnance Survey mapping, are shown on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey mapping. The remains of one of these was located, but the building to the SE could not be identified. <2>

A photographic survey of most of the ruined buildings was carried out in 2017 by Lochcarron Community Development Company as a condition on a planning application for the construction of an all-abilities trail in the vicinity of the old settlement ruins. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NG 9112 4118 (227m by 146m)
Map sheet NG94SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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