MHG594011 - Bothy and outhouse, Big Sand crofting township


Bothy and outhouse in Big Sand crofting township

Type and Period (2)

  • FISHING BOTHY (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • STRUCTURE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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.

Bothy on shore with outhouse at top of slope. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs <2>

2nd Edition OS 6" <3>

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NG 7525 7879 (35m by 16m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG77NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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