MHG55839 - Enclosure - Gaick Estate, Kingussie and Insh

Summary

A stone-built rectangular enclosure lies south of Gaich Lodge.

Type and Period (1)

  • ENCLOSURE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A stone-built rectangular enclosure lies southeast of Gaich Lodge. It is shown on the OS 1st Edition map and appears as it does now, with its western wall alongside the track which runs northwest-wards to the lodge. <1>

There are indications visible on aerial photographs, however, that it may once have been larger. There seem to be the remains of a wall extending beyond the current southwest corner to the other side of the track. <2>

The original Gaick Lodge (see MHG4508) apparently stood on the north side of the enclosure and it is likely that it was associated with that building.


<1> Ordnance Survey, 1873-6, Ordnance Survey 1st edition 6 inch map: Inverness-shire (Image/Map). SHG23755.


<2> Get Mapping, 1999-2011, Get Mapping 25cm resolution colour vertical aerial photography (Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical). SHG25304.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NN 75923 84605 (77m by 66m)
Map sheet NN78SE
Civil Parish KINGUSSIE AND INSH
Geographical Area BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY

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