MHG57705 - Turf and stone bank/Possible head wall , Inverchoran Farm


Turf and stone bank/Possible head wall at Inverchoran Farm

Type and Period (2)

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

899 Turf and stone bank/Possible head wall - NH 26190 50000 (east end) About 350m to the south of Inverchoran farmhouse, a wall of some 38 metres length, up to 0.70 metres high and on a roughly NE/SW alignment cuts the spur between the two burns. It is broken by a track in the west part. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 APs <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 2617 5001 (37m by 9m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH25SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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