MHG59455 - Farmhouse building, Lynmore (West Forregin)


Ruined farmhouse building at Lynmore (West Forregin)

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.

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.

SE Building. The remains of this building to the SE of the main farmstead and steading at Lynmore sit on the edge of the glacial terrace. The building is on a NW-SE alignment and measures c.15m x 5m overall. The stone footings are substantial being 1m thick and generally 0.2m high but 0.5m at the NE end. In the north half of the SW wall an obvious linear granite block 1m in length may be a threshold or a fallen lintel representing an entrance. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2015 aerial photographs <2>

1st Edition OS 6" <3>

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Grid reference Centred NH 8679 2515 (14m by 15m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH82NE

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