MHG54838 - Bothy/Still Bothy Platach Buidhe
Bothy/Still Bothy at Platach Buidhe
Type and Period (1)
- BOTHY (Undated)
- None recorded
812 Probable still bothy - NH 32317 56427. Platach Buidhe is a flat area of peatland above and 1.5kms to the north of Achlorachan. This site is situated on the east side of Platach Buidhe at an altitude of 350m and was recorded by NOSAS in 2007 as part of the Scotland's Rural Past Project.. The remains of the structure are located at the foot of a small niche in the angle of the junction of two small burns. It appears as a rectangular platform on a N-S alignment and measures 7m x 3m internally. The east wall is recessed and 1m in height; the lower part of 0.5m height being faced with grossly overgrown stonework. The remains of the north and west wall footings are of turf and barely discernable; they are just 0.15m in height and have a spread of 1m. A small burn runs parallel to these walls. The south wall is absent and the whole is moss and reed covered.
This structure is in the location of the hut marked on the plan produced in connection with the murder case of 1834 (NAS RHP 140009). It is referred to as a hut on this document and from the structures hidden position close to the small burn it may have been a former still bothy. <1>
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Marshall, M. 2010. Report of Phase Three Loch Meig to Dalbreac: February 2008 to June 2008, August 2009 to October 2009. North of Scotland Archaeological Society. Digital. p.41 Site 812. XY
- <2> Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical: Get Mapping. 2008. Getmapping aerial photography 2008.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 32315 56437 (8m by 8m)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Investigations/Events (1)
External Links (1)
- http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/308513/ (View RCAHMS Canmore record for this site)
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