MHG60537 - Byre dwelling on site of possible roundhouse - Balgy, Torridon


Ruined byre dwelling on site of possible roundhouse at Balgy, Torridon

Type and Period (3)

  • BYRE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • HUT CIRCLE? (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)
  • BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A township comprising five roofed buildings, ten unroofed buildings and two enclosures is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Ross-shire 1881, sheet xcii). Two roofed buildings, five unroofed buildings and three enclosures are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1970).
Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 24 April 1996.

A walkover survey of the area west of Balgy river was undertaken by Macinnes, A. and Doe, T. in 2013.

Site 33. Byre dwelling with byre drain built on site of possible roundhouse. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs <2>

Note; this building structure does not appear on the 1st Edition OS 6" (T.Blackie 7/6/19)

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NG 8445 5422 (13m by 15m) (3 map features)
Map sheet NG85SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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