MHG59452 - Building, West Foregin


Ruined building at West Foregin

Type and Period (1)

  • BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

R. Spencer-Jones and M. Marshall of Nosas conducted a field survey around the area of Lynmore and Foregin in 2018.

West Foregin
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. Ruins of two buildings, with remaining low stone and turf walls, 1m spread and up to 0.3m high, sit in rough grazing to the east of the access track to the farmstead, just south of a post-and-wire fence.

The SE building, which consists of two adjoined components in a L-shape: the NE component is externally 8m x 4m, orientated NE-SW, with intact ruined walls, and recessed on the NW side. This building abuts the S component, which is orientated NW-SE, externally 4m x 8m, and recessed on the NW side to 0.5m deep. The SE end wall is deficient. This building is recognisable on an 1808 estate map, but not present on 1st edition OS map. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2015 aerial photographs <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 8714 2497 (15m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH82SE

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