MHG54645 - Leachonich


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Type and Period (1)

  • STONE (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

RCAHMS Canmore description:
NH 67966 85497 (centred on) Work on 3–14 August 2009 aimed to establish the nature and extent of any archaeology likely to be affected by the refurbishment of an overhead line extending from the Edderton Police Station Mast at Leachonich to Upper Leachonich. The following sites were noted during the assessment and
walkover survey.
NH 68120 85455 Leachonich Broch (F1) This feature (SAM 4962), was identified on the HHER and during the
survey. It was found to be as recorded by the OS in 1970.
NH 6800 8550 Farmstead, Leachonich (F2) This feature was identified on the HHER and during the survey. The
farmstead, now known as Upper Leachonich, is represented on the 1st Edition OS 6" map (1879–81) as consisting of one unroofed and six roofed buildings and two enclosures and as one roofed and two unroofed buildings on the current edition of the OS 1:10,000 map (1971). Feature 2 is now the site of an occupied house. The remains of a double-celled unroofed building were identified to the NNW of the main house. Only the ENE and WSW facing gable ends and the NNW facing wall remain, to 1.3m high.
NH 6783 8555 Stone, Leachonich (F3) A stone is marked on the 1st Edition OS map, but no further information is
NH 6749 8552 Farmstead (F4) This L-shaped deserted farm with a cobbled area measuring c2m in diameter may be a stack-stand and was visited by RCAHMS in 1978.
NH 6830 8580 Lynchet, Cultivation remains (F5) These cultivation terraces are visible on a SE-facing slope in
the vicinity of chambered cairns. They were recorded as covering an area, 100m from NE-SW by c40m transversely, by the OS in 1981.
NH 6846 8583 Chambered Cairn, Leachonich (F6) This Neolithic (4000–2401 BC) chambered cairn is protected as part of SAM 2390.
NH 6842 8594 Chambered Cairn, Leachonich (F7) This Neolithic chambered cairn is the second of a pair protected as part of SAM 2390. It was last recorded by the OS in 1963.
NH 6830 8590 Clearance Cairn (F8) On a SE-facing slope, several stone clearance heaps <1>

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Grid reference NH 6782 8555 (point) Approximate. Point generated from 2011 NMRS download data
Map sheet NH68NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish EDDERTON

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