MHG55109 - Byre (Building A3), Balmacqueen


The remains of a building within the former township at Balmacqueen. The township was surveyed in 2011 and the building numbers in the record names are taken from the survey report.

Type and Period (1)

  • BYRE (16th Century to 19th Century - 1560 AD? to 1877 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Linked by walling to Site A2 to west and on a different alignment, this stone-built subrectangular byre is well-preserved and measures 9.8m ESE-WNW by 5.6m wide externally. The walls measures 1.0-1.2m wide and standing to 1.9m high at full height (to roof plate). The double-faced walling comprises bonded beach cobbles with lime mortar and there is an entrance 0.8m wide in the ESE corner. Two well-preserved drains or creeps penetrate the seaward (N) wall. The W drain is located 1.8m from the W end of the building and measures 0.4m wide by 0.7m high and the E drain is located 1.5m from the E end of the building and measures 0.45m wide by 0.6m high and is partially blocked with stone. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NG 4372 7495 (10m by 7m) (3 map features)
Map sheet NG47SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish KILMUIR

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