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?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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>

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Grid reference Centred NH 8607 2450 (31m by 19m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH82SE

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