MHG57642 - Enclosure and cultivation Remains , Carnoch West


Enclosure and cultivation Remains at Carnoch West

Type and Period (2)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Carnoch West

Possible township, enclosures, stack bases, stepping stones, cultivation remains and field boundaries (845, 846, 850, 883 - 886, 197 and 198) - centred on NH 2453 5090 Alternative name Allt a’Charnaich.

This area is to the south west of Carnoch Farm at the east end of Loch Beannacharrain and on the north side of the river. The Allt a’Charnaich issues onto the valley floor at this point and its course appears to have been redirected so that it now enters the loch instead of taking a more easterly course. The features are situated on both side of the road. On the upper side of the road above a modern building known as the “Old Yacht Club” several lengths of dry stone walling, with an enclosure in the west part and the remains of 2 possible buildings (one of which is 250m upstream to the north) are found. The majority of this part of the site has been planted with trees and there is a great deal of windblow and trenching. Below and to the south of the road there are two large grassy fields with a possible building, an area of rig and furrow cultivation and the stack bases within the west one. The stepping stones and bridge abutments are at the outlet of Loch Beannacharain.

198A Enclosure - centred on NH 24620 50890 This large enclosure lies on the valley floor at the end of Loch Beannacharain. It is pentagonal in shape and is surrounded by a dry stone wall, which is ruined in places. Two of the sides are c150m in length.

885 Cultivation Remains - at NH 24669 50825 On the lower part of the large field 198A there are the remains of possible spade dug rig and furrow cultivation, overlain in places by the feint remains of ‘Narrow Straight Rig’ cultivation remains, the result of horse ploughing. The spade dug rigs are c2m furrow to furrow and they stand to c0.1m in ht. The horse ploughed rigs are c 4.5m furrow to furrow. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 APs <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 2463 5089 (193m by 151m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH25SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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