MHG59386 - Clearance cairn on possible ruined building, Big Sand crofting township
Field clearance pile possibly on top of footings of building in Big Sand crofting township
Type and Period (2)
- BUILDING? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- CLEARANCE CAIRN (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- None recorded
A crofting township, comprising sixty-nine roofed, five partially roofed and twenty-one unroofed buildings is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Ross-shire 1881, sheet xliv). Thirty-seven roofed, six partially roofed and forty unroofed buildings are shown on the current editions of the OS 1:10000 map (1991) and 1:10560 map (1968).
Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 19 April 1996.
The township of Big Sand was established in 1845 as one of the Gairloch crofting townships created by John Mackenzie. An archaeological survey was undertaken in 2012 by MacInnes A. See MHG21442 for main township record.
Field clearance pile possibly on top of footings of building. <1>
NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs <2>
|Grid reference||Centred NG 7562 7917 (5m by 5m)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Investigations/Events (1)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/104950 (Click to view HES Canmore record)
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