MHG60845 - Building - Inverlaidnan
Ruined hut platform at Inverlaidnan
Type and Period (2)
- HUT PLATFORM? (First World War - 1914 AD? to 1918 AD?)
- BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- None recorded
A project to survey and record archaeological features at Inverlaidnan and Sluggan (originally named Inchluin) was undertaken by NOSAS members in 2018.
Site 15. Building. A rectangular platform recessed into the top of a knoll (see photo Fig 2 p32) holds the degraded timber floor beams of a building. The platform is aligned SE-NW and measures roughly 13m x 4.2 (SE end) to 8.4m (NW end); it is bounded on 3 sides by earthbanks, that to the south being 1m in height. The building indicated by the timber beams occupies only part of the platform, it is rectangular, roughly c13m x 4.2m. A number of the timber beams have been roughly sawn, but some are regularly sawn 24mm wide x 11mm thick. This may have been the base for a WW1 Nissen Hut associated with the POW camp, if so it is possibly in its original position (Nissen Huts were patented in 1916 the smallest version being 11.1m x 4.87m. <1>
NGR adjusted based on 2015 aerial photographs. <2>
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Marshall, M.. 2019. Inverlaidnan and Sluggan/Inchluin, near Carrbridge, Inverness-shire: The Report of a Project to Identify, Survey and Record Archaeological Remains in 2018. North of Scotland Archaeological Society. Digital. p.20 Site 7.
- <2> Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical: Get Mapping. 2015. Getmapping aerial photography 2015. XY
|Grid reference||Centred NH 8611 2128 (14m by 14m)|
|Civil Parish||DUTHIL AND ROTHIEMURCHUS|
|Geographical Area||BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY|
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