MHG59671 - Structures and enclosure, Baile Ùr, Loch a' Mhulinn, Rhu


Structures and enclosure within Baile Ùr township at Loch a' Mhulinn, Rhu

Type and Period (2)

  • STRUCTURE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • ENCLOSURE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

What may be a township comprising four unroofed buildings, two of which are attached to an incomplete enclosure, and a field wall is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire 1876, sheet cxxxiv). Seven unroofed buildings and two field walls are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1973).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 19 August 1996 (see MHG27367 for main township record)

A township, comprising seven buildings, some attached to enclosures and a few field clearance cairns situated behind the raised beach overlooking Saidheill Torr a' Bheithe, was recorded during a pre-afforestation survey (NMRS MS 961/39, nos 1-8). There are extensive traces of rig to the SE and S of the township. The buildings are all built of drystone rubble. <1>

This settlement comprises a row of substantial ruins running parallel to the modern council road and was surveyed in 2013 by Rough Bounds Archaeology et al. On the modern 25000 OS Map the route of the forestry track is incorrect; in fact it runs between the road and the ruins running north west until turning south west towards the woodland. The correct line of the track is indicated on the illustrative map of Baile Ùr on page 26.

Site 1. A large feature with a semi-circular outer wall to the SW c. 40 metres long with a rhomboid stone built walling inside: 7 mtrs wall backing on to the semi-circular wall; long side walls c. 9 mtrs and front edge c. 5 mtrs. Front edge facing NE with no walling but the inside structure levelled and the front face built up to form the platiorm. A further tumbled structure seem to join the outside walling and the inside structure on the north-western end of the semi-circular wall. <2>

NGR adjusted based on 2012 aerial photographs. <3>

1st Edition OS 6" <4>

Sources/Archives (4)



Grid reference Centred NM 6474 8464 (25m by 33m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM68SW
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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