MHG57665 - Wall, Balnacraig


Wall at Balnacraig

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description


Buildings, possible boundary wall and pit (1052 – 1058) - centred on NH 2925 5329 (Nmrs No - NH25SE 0024) Situated on the valley floor on both banks of the Allt Baille na Creige at the foot of a steep gorge with a waterfall, these sites were recorded by NOSAS in 2007 as part of the Scotland's Rural Past Project. The surrounding ground is grassy and appears fertile. A new track has recently been constructed and crosses the area. The site comprises 4 buildings, a pit and a wall which seems to contain the site to the base of the hill.

1055 Wall - NH 29247 53312(NE end) to NH 29098 53168(SW end) A wall, c200m in length and on a NE- SW alignment, is for the most part of stone and in three sections. The NE section on the north side of the burn is substantial but ruined in places, it is generally 1.5m height and 0.9m thick tapering towards the top and c40m in length. It is close to the burn and “dog legged” in shape, enclosing a possible small pos garden 12m x 5m, with remnants of a fence on the stream side. The wall continues south westerly on the south side of the burn, initially it is the same substantial stone wall, but it becomes more wasted at a marshy area. It terminates at the river. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 APs <3>

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Grid reference Centred NH 2913 5325 (116m by 147m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH25SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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