MHG55385 - Farmstead, north of Balnatink


The remains of a former farmstead depicted on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map.

Type and Period (1)

  • FARMSTEAD (Built, 19th Century - 1801 AD? to 1872 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The remains of a former farmstead were noted during a watching brief on adjacent land in November 2011. In the region of the buildings abundant stones were noted in the topsoil which were similar in nature and size to those scattered on the surface, and which were evidently derived from the buildings.
A superficial record was made of the remains which comprise six abandoned buildings. The buildings still stand to gable height in most cases. Rough dimensions and locations were recorded as follows (letters refer to the annotated plan in the watching brief report):

Building A, 13 x 6m, ND 15187 61237
Building B, 3 x 3m, ND 15197 31235
Building C, 12 x 6m, ND 15181 31235
Building D, 20x 6, ND 15203 31204
Building E, 6 x 6m, ND 15214 31182
Building F, 20 x 5m, ND 15245 31178 <1>

The farmstead is depicted on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred ND 1520 3121 (74m by 77m) Approximate extent. Accurate to within 5m
Map sheet ND13SE
Civil Parish LATHERON
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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