MHG57527 - Building, Lower Gleann Meinich


Building at Lower Gleann Meinich

Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Lower Gleann Meinich farmstead and sheepfold (996 – 1000) - centred on NH 2673 5323 - (Nmrs No - NH25SE 0012) This site, recorded by NOSAS in 2007 as part of the Scotland's Rural Past Project is in the lower part of Glen Meinich on the north bank of the river on a gentle slope facing south. It has good relatively fertile ground surrounding but it has been forested; the trees are now felled, but it has been mounded and replanted again. The site comprises 3 buildings a circular sheepfold and an enclosure. A small burn runs through the site.

999 Enclosure/Wall - NH 26725 53220 (centre of north wall) An enclosure is defined by a 40m stretch of its north wall to the south of the stell. The turf bank is aligned ENE-WSW, is 0.5m in height and has a spread of 1-2m. There is a gap 1.5m in width halfway along. The bank turns to run southwards at its east end but soon disappears into the marsh. At its west end it goes into a fenced plantation where it disappears under the heather. It may well enclose an area right down to the river some ?70m distant. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 APs <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 2669 5322 (90m by 25m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH25SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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