MHG59453 - Farmhouse, West Foregin


Ruined farmhouse and outhouse at West Foregin

Type and Period (2)

  • FARMHOUSE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • OUTBUILDING (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.

The settlement of Lynmore (alternative name Wester Forrigen on 1808 estate map) sits on a glacial terrace at an altitude of 390m, overlooking improved ground to the south and a small burn to the east. It comprises a farm building, a steading, an enclosure and a further/?earlier building. All the buildings are roofed on the 1st Edition OS map; a settlement appears on an estate map of 1808 in this location; it is named Wester Forregin.

Farm/building; this rectangular building on a NE-SW alignment measures 11.5m x 4m internally has substantial remains. The walls are double faced, mortared, 0.5m thick and standing, in the main, to eves height (2m); the NE gable stands to its full height of c.4.5m but much of the east gable has fallen. The NE gable has a fireplace, a press in the N corner and an alcove at high level. Of note are two fallen granite lintels at the front of the building; they are 1.7m (length) x 0.25m x 0.25m. The stone footings of a detached outhouse measuring, 4m x 3.5m overall, are to the rear of the building and to the NE a steading adjoins the farmstead. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2015 aerial photographs <2>

1st Edition OS 6" <3>

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NH 8674 2516 (14m by 12m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH82NE

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