MHG55121 - House (Building C5), 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)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A subrectangular drystone building measuring 11.2m long externally is a degraded state, though appears to have been separated into two square-like chambers. The W chamber measures 6.0m E-W by 3.3m wide and the E chamber measures 5.2m E-W by 3.15m wide externally. The S wall of both chambers is revetted into the hillslope, with the W side of the wall surviving best, up to 0.8m high. There is a 1.1m-wide entrance, mostly degraded, in the N wall where the walls appear to be double-faced of boulder and large stone construction and stand 0.65m high on the W side and 0.4m high on the E side. The E side of the building is less discernible: although the NE corner of the structure is squared it ends abruptly at the drainage channel, which separates Site C4 and Site C5, and the wall footing, of rubble stone construction, are less visible. The interior of the E chamber is infilled with stone/soil, in contrast to the W chamber, possibly to serve a later function as a 'platform' or some such structure. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NG 4383 7493 (11m by 6m) (3 map features)
Map sheet NG47SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish KILMUIR

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