MHG59424 - Building and byre/steading, Inchtomich, (Bogbain Burn)
Ruined building and byre/steading, Inchtomich, (Bogbain Burn)
Type and Period (3)
- BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- STEADING? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- BYRE? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- None recorded
An L-shaped building, surrounded by the fainter remains of further sub-rectangular buildings. There may also be buildings hidden in the trees. A wall runs out of the settlement to form a large enclosure.
Information from R.B. Gourlay, 1/2/86
Inchtomich - alternative name Inchtomach. R. Spencer-Jones and M. Marshall of Nosas conducted a field survey around the area of Lynmore and Foregin in 2018. Six buildings are situated on a series of three connected knolls, probably an eschar, lying to the west of marshland. Two of these buildings form an L shape and were identified on a 1986 aerial photograph (AP). An 1808 estate map gives the name Inchtomich to five buildings at this site, and the 1st Edition OS map has Inchtomach with 2 roofed buildings and two ruined buildings. Steeply sided scoops in the SW and W of this eschar probably represent quarries associated with the construction of the Highland Railway, 1896-8, which runs 35m to the south.
Building 3: This L-shaped building was seen in the 1986 AP, described in MHG29150. Sitting prominently on the summit of the highest, eastern knoll, it consists of two separate structures. The NE structure, approx 15m by 6.5m, is orientated NE-SW and probably represents a
house. It’s 1m thick walls of dressed stone still stand up to 1.5m high, highest on the SW side. The SW structure, approx 25m by 5.5m, is orientated NW-SE, and probably represents a byre or steading. Its remaining walls stand to 0.7m high, maximal on the SW side. <1>
NGR adjusted based on 2015 aerial photographs <2>
1st Edition OS 6" <3>
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Spencer-Jones, R. & Marshall, M.. 2018. Field Survey of Lynmore and Foregin. North of Scotland Archaeological Society. Digital. p.8-10 Building 3.
- <2> Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical: Get Mapping. 2015. Getmapping aerial photography 2015. XY
- <3> Image/Map: Ordnance Survey. 1873-6. Ordnance Survey 1st edition 6 inch map: Inverness-shire. Digital.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 8607 2450 (31m by 19m)|
|Civil Parish||DUTHIL AND ROTHIEMURCHUS|
|Geographical Area||BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY|
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