MHG54495 - Rhilean


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  • TOWNSHIP (Undated)

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  • None recorded

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RCAHMS Canmore description:
NH 9435 3840 – NH 8685 3490 A walkover survey was conducted 22–29 January 2009 as part of an environmental assessment for a possible access route to a proposed wind farm. Thirty-three structures were identified and recorded, most of which were within three post-medieval rural settlements in the Rhilean Burn valley. The previous RCAHMS, HHER and OS records of these settlements were found to be inaccurate.
NH 893 365 Rhilean A settlement is identified on the 1st Edition OS 1:10560 map, showing one large roofed building, and referred to as Rhilean Burn 2 on the HHER. Eleven structures were recorded at Rhilean township in varying states of preservation that suggest multiple periods of occupation. The buildings were mostly small and round-ended with sub-rectangular outshots consisting of low, turf-covered footings. Some remains are very low to the ground, with only the turf-covered stone footings surviving. There is a well preserved,
stone-lined corn kiln and attached kiln-barn of turf and stone. The most recent structures are of low, double-faced dry stone construction. There is also clear evidence of two phases of enclosure, of cultivation in the surrounding fields, and of a turf mound with stone footings and ditch enclosure that surrounds most of the site and partially underlies a later enclosure.
Archive: RCAHMS. Report: HHER and Library Service
Funder: Savills Ltd
Mary Peteranna and John Wombell – Highland Archaeology Services Ltd <1>

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Grid reference NH 8929 3649 (point) Approximate. Point generated from 2011 NMRS download data
Map sheet NH83NE
Civil Parish CAWDOR
Geographical Area NAIRN

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