MHG57703 - Byre and Midden, Inverchoran Farm


Byre and Midden at Inverchoran Farm

Type and Period (2)

  • BYRE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • MIDDEN (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description


Buildings, midden, pond, headwall and bridge (891 – 900) - centred on NH 2620 5035 were recorded by NOSAS in 2007 as part of the Scotland's Rural Past Project. Inverchoran Farm (see MHG50742) is on the west bank of the Allt Gleann Chorainn where the burn emerges from a narrow ravine. It is at the SE corner of a large cultivated area on the valley floor. The majority of the features identified were on the west bank of the burn above and to the south of the farm. The only features on the east bank were a turf and stone bank/a possible headwall (899) and the bridge abutments(900) There has been a good deal of activity at this site over the years and it is presumed that much of the archaeology will have been swept away.

897 Byre and Midden - NH 26202 50315 To the rear/south of Inverchoran farmhouse. The midden has a well cobbled sunken floor some 0.30 metres deep with 2 prominent drains, one in the NW corner and one about halfway along the N edge. There appears to be an earlier N edge to it about 1 metre N of the current edge. The byre building appears to have been extended to the SW at right angles to the main range since the OS 1st Edition map. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 APs <2>

1st Edition OS 6" <3>

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NH 2619 5033 (36m by 21m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH25SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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