MHG57670 - Probable still bothy, Allt Baile na Creige


Probable still bothy at Allt Baile na Creige

Type and Period (1)

  • STILLING HOUSE? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

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Allt Baile na Creige

Probable still bothies 920 and 921 - centred on NH 2977 5261 (Nmrs No - NH25SE 0018) Situated just 1km to the SSE of Balnacraig and Crannich and close to the Allt Baile na Creige, which descends a deep rocky ravine below this point, these two structures, recorded by NOSAS in 2007 as part of the Scotland's Rural Past Project, are at an altitude of 290m and are relatively well hidden. There are a number of fine grassy areas in the vicinity but no other features were found. The structures are within 100m of each other and appear on the 1st Edition OS map as two ruins. They have previously been recorded as possible shielings (FESP).

921 Probable Still bothy - NH 29810 52580 This bothy is on the west bank of the Allt Baile na Creige and just 3m from it at a point where the small steep sided glen turns and the slopes ease off a little. The site is at the foot of a steep heathery bank. The remains of the dry stone structure are on an E-W axis and measure roughly 5m x 3m internally. The height of the walls varies between 0.4m and 0.7m although the west wall which is recessed into the slope has a face of height 1.2m. There are 2 compartments - see sketch. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 APs <2>

1st Edition OS 6" <3>

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Grid reference Centred NH 2980 5258 (8m by 7m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH25SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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