MHG57566 - Building or Possible sheiling and enclosure, Clach Loundrain


Building or Possible sheiling and enclosure at Clach Loundrain

Type and Period (3)

  • BUILDING (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD?)
  • SHIELING (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • ENCLOSURE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Clach Loundrain
Buildings or Possible sheilings (1034 and 1035) - centred on NH 2798 5191 Situated on the floor of the main valley, on the north bank of the river, 250m to the NE of the large stone known as Clach Loundrain, NMRS No NH25SE0002. At this point there are a series of knolls on the broad river terrace. The 2 buildings are close to each other on the edge of the river terrace and were recorded by NOSAS in 2007 as part of the Scotland's Rural Past Project.

1035 Building/Possible Shieling and enclosure - NH 27972 51898 Just to the SW of site 1034 these two conjoined structures are on a grassy NE facing slope.
A - The building to the south is rectangular, with rounded corners, is aligned NE-SW and measures 6m x 2.5m internally. The remains of the turf walls are variable, they are 0.3m high with a spread of 1m to the SW and NW but at the east part the structure appears more as a depression 0.3m deep.
B - The enclosure to the north measures 9m x 6m and is surrounded by a bank, more evident in the SW. It is 0.3m high but 0.5m in the NE and has a spread of 1.2m. The NW limit of the enclosure is defined by a change of vegetation to marsh and a small ditch. The small shallow ditch is to be seen on the outside of 3 sides of the enclosure and drains away to the north. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2015 APs <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 2796 5190 (14m by 16m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH25SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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