MHG57473 - Still bothy, Loch a’Choire Leith


Still bothy at Loch a’Choire Leith

Type and Period (1)

  • STILLING HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Loch a’Choire Leith lies in the hills 3kms to the north of Achlorachan and on the north side of the watershed.

813 Probable still bothy - NH 32188 57582 On a north facing hillside in marshy peat ground just 100m to the south of the Loch a’Choire Leith, the remains of this remote bothy are at an altitude of 430m. It is tucked under the lip of a north facing slope and well hidden from the higher slopes to the south. It appears as an oval recessed depression aligned E-W measuring roughly 6m x 3m internally. The walls have no apparent stonework (there are no rocks or stones in the immediate vicinity). The rear, south wall is recessed, 1.5m in height and in 2 “tiers”. The curving north wall is 0.5m in height and has a spread of 2m. There is a possible entrance at its east end. A small watercourse runs down the hill c15m to the east.This structure is in the location of the “smuggling bothy” marked on the plan produced in connection with themurder case of 1834. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2008 AP <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 3218 5758 (8m by 8m)
Map sheet NH35NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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