MHG57495 - Building/possible still site, Allt na h- Annaite


Building/possible still site, Allt na h- Annaite

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

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Allt na h- Annaite
Building/possible still site 809 - NH 34581 53954 This structure was recorded by NOSAS in 2007 as part of the Scotland's Rural Past Project and is situated at an altitude of 295m on a steep S facing bank on the NE side of the Allt na h- Annaite. It is 20m from the burn and well above it. The situation is well hidden and opposite an obvious crag on the SW side of the burn. The structure is a substantial rectangular stone faced recess into a south facing bank. It is on a WNW-ESE axis and measures 4.5m x 2m internally. The rear/NNW bank is 1.5m in height and has stone facing of 0.8m height. The WNW and ESE banks form part of the recess; the ESE has stone facing only to a height of 0.5m. The front/SSE wall of stones is 0.3-0.5m height, with an entrance of 0.6m width in the centre. No other features were noted. A considerable amount of effort must have been expended to “excavate” the recess of this structure. It may be that the building was a dwelling place for those who worked a nearby still, now no longer extant. A brief exploration of the surrounding area revealed no other structures. <1>

Note; Site not visible on APs (T Blackie 24/11/17)

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Grid reference Centred NH 3457 5396 (6m by 6m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH35SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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