MHG60550 - Building - Doire-Chlaigionn, Torridon


Ruined building with a dividing wall and pavement at Doire-Chlaigionn, Torridon.

Type and Period (4)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A township comprising seven roofed, two partially roofed, three unroofed buildings and a field-system is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Ross-shire 1881, sheet xcii). Twelve unroofed buildings and a field-system 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 around Doire-chlaigionn was undertaken by Macinnes, A. and Doe, T. in 2014.

Site 8. A ruin built into the slope with no obvious entrance. It is on two levels with possibly the upper layer being a garden, and the lower a byre. The walls are not well made, and have rounded corners. The lower level walls have evidence of partition/cruck slots. In front of the ruin is a stone pavement leading to the adjacent ruin (9) and down slope from this a small additional terrace. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <2>

1st Edition OS 6" <3>

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NG 8258 5469 (10m by 26m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG85SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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