MHG60859 - Well - Inverlaidnan


Well at Inverlaidnan

Type and Period (1)

  • WELL (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A project to survey and record archaeological features at Inverlaidnan and Sluggan (originally named Inchluin) was undertaken by NOSAS members in 2018.

Site 80. Well. The eastern of 2 wells annotated on the 1770 estate plan. There is now no physical remains of any well structure but the site of it is on a SE-facing slope at the foot of a glacial terrace and 4m NW of a post-and-wire fence which separates the hillside from a field of improved pasture. A spring emerges from the ground and is manifest as an area of reed-grown water approx. 0.75m diameter and 0.5m deep, surrounded by marshy ground to a spread of 2m. This marshy ground is limited on the SE side by a raised bank up to 0.75m high. To the NE a ditch runs for approx. 50m parallel to, and 4m NW of, the fence, draining the spring and marshy ground into an area of wet scrub. <1>

Note: Site not visible on aerial photographs so location approximate. (T. Blackie 24/7/19)

Sources/Archives (1)



Grid reference Centred NH 8621 2157 (2m by 2m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH82SE

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