MHG58920 - Farmstead - Relugas


A farmstead depicted with two roofed building on the 1st Edition OS Map and unroofed on the 2nd Edition OS Map.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The Inverness Field Club, led by Donald Coghill, surveyed a number of sites in the Aird area between 1987 and 1989.

Ladycairn Farm. Stone walling of a rectangular yard 31 yards x 24 yards, which adjoins another yard 28 yards x 12 yards with a range of buildings on its south and east sides. This site is more likely to have been a handling yard for cattle than the site at Relugas. 40 yards distant from the fence at the other side of -the stream and towards the south, there are very faint traces of a but circle 7 yards in diameter. At the other side of the swampy area, beyond the other fence and towards the N.E., there is an extensive cairnfield. <1>

(Note; grid coordiates contained in the report appear to be incorrect T.Blackie 16/06/2023)

This ruinous farmstead comprises two buildings, one forming the ESE end of a rectangular enclosure, with an short outshot or extension attached to its WNW side and running part way along the inside of the SSW side of the enclosure. The second, smaller, building is attached to the inside face of the enclosure wall immediately W. A second enclosure, irregular on plan, conjoins the NW corner of the first.
Other than the outshot or extension, both buildings are depicted roofed on the 1st edition of the OS 25-inch map (Inverness Mainland 1881, Sheet XI.13), surveyed in 1868, and roofless on the 2nd edition (1904, Sheet XI.13).
Information from RCAHMS (GFG) 8 March 2012

GIS spatial data created 2018 based on theOS Master Map. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 5574 3969 (40m by 59m) (4 map features)
Map sheet NH53NE
Civil Parish KIRKHILL
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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