MHG58672 - Farmstead - Storr Lochs Dam


A farmstead recorded during the Storr Lochs SRP Project.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

This farmstead was recorded during Scotland's Rural Past Storr Lochs Project 2011. It lies at 150m OD on a cliff-top terrace, c500m S of Storr Lochs Power Station (NG55SW 14.01). It comprises the poorly preserved remains of five turf structures, one of which appears to have been a dwelling house, and a length of turf bank which may have formed part of an enclosure around the structures. The site lies in moorland grazing and birch trees are growing along the cliff edge.
The structures are described below from S - N and these descriptions should be read in conjunction with the site plan attached to this site record.
1 (NG 51750 52215) A rectangular building, possibly a byre dwelling, aligned E-W, measuring 3.5m x 9.5m, with out-shots at its W end and on its S side. The W outshot measures 2.5m x 2.5m and the S outshot, 2.5m x 1m. The walls stand up to 0.5m high.
2 (NG 51745 52225) A circular structure measuring 3m in diameter, with a rectangular out-shot to the W, measuring 3m x 1m. The walls stand up to 0.2m high. This may have been a kiln barn.
3 (NG 51747 52234) A rectangular earthen mound, or building platform, aligned E-W, measuring 10m x 4m. The mound stands up to 1m high.
4 (NG 51736 52258) The fragmentary remains of a rectangular earthen structure, aligned NE-SW.
5 (NG 51736 52277) A circular pit, c3.5m in diameter, with walls standing up to 0.5m high. This may have been a kiln.
The turf bank runs in a N-S direction for c70m and stands up to 0.6m high.
This site is not shown on the 1st Edition OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire, Island of Skye 1878, sheet xviii) and it seem likely from the state of the remains that it is considerably earlier than this. <1>

See link below to HES Canmore for site sketch plan.

GIS spatial data amended in 2022 accordinbg to features as seen on 2009 vertical aerial photographs. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NG 5174 5224 (50m by 106m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG55SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish SNIZORT

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