MHG57602 - Farmstead, buildings, Carnoch East


Farmstead, buildings at Carnoch East

Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

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Carnoch (Figure 1.)

Carnoch East. To the east of Carnoch Farmhouse the river takes a swing away from the higher ground and then returns as it nears Inverchoran to the east. This area enclosed by the river on the south side and by the modern road on the north side, is roughly 500m x 200m in size. It comprises many fertile grassy knolls interspersed with some peaty marsh areas. Scattered over the area there are several small buildings with what appears to have been the main settlement at the very east end on an east facing slope close to the river. The sites were recorded by NOSAS in 2007 as part of the Scotland's Rural Past Project.

Township (865 – 881) - centred on NH 2565 5065 Alternative names - Inverchorain, Carnoch East. The site comprises 4 buildings, 7 shielings, several pits and some cultivation remains.

867 Building - at NH 25801 50759 Tucked in on the east side of an esker are the low turf covered remains of a subrectangular building c5m EW x 2m internally. The walls are constructed of turf and stone with an average spread of c1.5m and a height of less than 0.5m. The corners are rounded inside and out. There is possibly an entrance in the middle of the S wall. The building and site it sits on slope gently to the E.

868 Building - at NH 25783 50751 On the W side of the same esker as Site 867, on a level platform, the low turf covered remains of a sub-rectangular building 3m EW x 1.5m internally. The slight walls are comprised of stone and turf, with a spread of c1m. No obvious entrance.

869 Building - at NH 25805 50736 Situated on a slight knoll forming the end of the esker on which Sites 867 and 868 sit either side of, a turf covered small sub-rectangular building, possibly a shieling hut, c2m EW x 1.5m internal. The walls are low and slight, with no visible stone, and a spread of less than 1m. No obvious entrance.

870 Building - at NH 25797 50747 Situated astride a narrow part of the esker between Sites 867, 868 and Site 869, are the very wasted turf covered remains of a small sub-rectangular building c2mEW x 1.5m internal. The fragmented walls, of stone and turf, have a spread of less than 1m. No obvious entrance. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2015 APs <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 2579 5075 (37m by 27m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH25SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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