MHG57643 - Enclosure, Carnoch West
Enclosure at Carnoch West
Type and Period (1)
- ENCLOSURE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- None recorded
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.
198B Enclosure - centred on NH 24778 50885 On a west facing grassy slope in a field to the east of enclosure 198A and within a fenced field the remains of 2 roughly parallel linear earth banks aligned NNW- SSE, are seen. The west bank runs along the edge of a steep bank and is c50m in length, the east is nearer the summit of the hill and is c100m in length. <1>
NGR adjusted based on 2009 APs <2>
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Marshall, M. 2010. Report of Phase Four Strathanmore to Loch Beannacharain: May 2008 - June 2009. North of Scotland Archaeological Society. Digital. p.38 Site 198.2.
- <2> Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical: Get Mapping. 2009. Getmapping aerial photography 2009. XY
|Grid reference||Centred NH 2480 5089 (117m by 97m)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Investigations/Events (1)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/308866/carnoch-allt-a-charnaich (Link to online HES Canmore record)
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