MHG57291 - Boundary wall - Scatwell House


Boundary wall - Scatwell House

Type and Period (1)

  • WALL (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Centred on NH 3978 5571 Scatwell House was constructed in 1850 on the site of the township of Miltown of Scatwell. The house is in a sheltered wooded corner on the south side of the river and the policies extend over the north facing slopes above and to the south. They are surrounded by the remains of a substantial wall, 144. The enclosed area is mostly birch wood with some overgrown rhododendrons, but there is some commercial woodland in the higher parts. A complex system of burns, some of which have been diverted, descend the hill. The boundary wall was surveyed by NOSAS in 2007 as part of the Scotland's Rural Past Project.

144 Boundary wall - NH40625 55402 (East end) NH 39350 55650 (West part) NH 39700 55903 (North end) Mostly in open birchwood but sometimes in planted coniferous forest, this old boundary wall has largely been superseded by a high deer fence which runs along a similar course. The remains of this substantial dry stone wall traverses the north facing hillside to the south of Scatwell House for a distance of nearly 2 kms. The wall is incomplete having been broken in many parts by forest tracks or more recent forest operations. The wall is well made and up to 1m in height and 1m thickness in many places. It is best preserved at its west/north end and at its east end. The middle part is not extant and the boundary may have followed the line of a burn and then a small pond here. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 3999 5564 (1327m by 557m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH35NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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