MHG59456 - Farmhouse garden, Lynmore (West Forregin)


Ruined farmhouse garden at Lynmore (West Forregin)

Type and Period (1)

  • GARDEN (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.

Garden – approximately 10m SE of the main farm building a rectangular enclosure, 22m by 16.5m, probably represents a previous garden. The enclosure is orientated SE-NW, and open at the NW side. The remaining three sides are represented by 1m spread of low stone and turf walls, up to 0.5m high. The SE wall sits on a constructed stone terrace above the land sloping steeply away to the SE, this stonework best seen at the SW corner. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2015 aerial photographs <2>

1st Edition OS 6" <3>

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Grid reference Centred NH 8676 2514 (31m by 26m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH82NE

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