MHG57647 - Bridge Abutment, Carnoch West
Bridge Abutment at Carnoch West
Type and Period (1)
- BRIDGE ABUTMENT (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. These were recorded by NOSAS in 2007 as part of the Scotland's Rural Past Project.
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.
886 Bridge Abutment - at NH 24601 50821 The remains of a bridge abutment at the exit of the loch. It is possibly an access route for the timber exploitation during WW2 (a bridge is shown here on aerial photos of 1946). <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 886.
- <2> Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical: Get Mapping. 2009. Getmapping aerial photography 2009. XY
|Grid reference||Centred NH 2458 5081 (4m by 4m)|
|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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