MHG59449 - Steading, West Foregin
Ruined steading at West Foregin
Type and Period (1)
- OUTBUILDING (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- None recorded
R. Spencer-Jones and M. Marshall of Nosas conducted a field survey around the area of Lynmore and Foregin in 2018.
This settlement was called Midd Forregin on an 1808 estate map, Foregin on the 1st & 2nd edition OS maps, and West Foregin on the current OS map. In 1808, the settlement of Lynmore to the NW was called Wester Forregin! The survey identified a modern house, a ruined steading to the W, and low walls of previous buildings in rough grazing to the SW.
Steading; This L-shaped building has intact walls of dressed and shaped stone, 0.6m thick and 2.1 m high. The walls at the end of the NE arm are now tumbled, to 0.2 - 0.3m high. No NE end to the building. The external SW & NW walls are 19m long, with the building 6m wide. Upstanding walls are constructed with dressed and shaped stones. There are two doorways in the NE-facing wall and three doors in the SE-facing wall, each with intact lintels. The building is unroofed. Ruins of an outshot or extension at SE end still apparent at 0.25m high, 6m by 6m. This L-shaped building is identified on the 1st edition amd current OS maps, but not on an 1808 estate map. <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.2,3,10 Steading.
- <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 8710 2501 (19m by 32m)|
|Civil Parish||DUTHIL AND ROTHIEMURCHUS|
|Geographical Area||BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY|
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