MHG59749 - Cruck house, Doire na Drise, Rhu


Ruined cruck house at Doire na Drise, Rhu

Type and Period (1)

  • CRUCK HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Twelve unroofed buildings which are labelled as Old Shielings are depicted on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1973). Twelve unroofed buildings are shown, though not at the same locations, on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire 1876, sheet cxxxiv).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 19 August 1996

Doire na Drise is a large, once permanent settlement and was surveyed in 2013 by Rough Bounds Archaeology et al. As with Tòrr a Bheithe, it is marked on the modern Ordnance Survey map 1:25000 as old shielings. Nine ruins which are probably dwellings were recorded, most having extant walling between 0.75ms and 1.5m high. Seven of the buildings along with a couple of smaller ruins are possibly byres or storage buildings and are clustered together giving the settlement the air of being a township.

Site 8. Oblong ruin c.7 x 4 mtrs externally. Long side facing W/E with entrance (75 cms wide) on the east side. Extant wall on the west side well built to original roof height c.1 mtr with two cruck slots still evident- other walls more tumbled. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2012 aerial photographs. <2>

Note; this structure does not appear on the 1st Edition OS 6" (T.Blackie 4/3/19)

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Grid reference Centred NM 6267 8339 (6m by 8m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM68SW
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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