MHG60871 - Township/”Cotts” - Inverlaidnan


Township/”Cotts” at Inverlaidnan

Type and Period (3)

  • TOWNSHIP (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • PHEASANTRY (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • CORN DRYING KILN (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • 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 10. Township/”Cotts” The remains of a settlement of 4, possibly 5 buildings, and a corn drying kiln sit on a terrace above and to the NW of the present farmhouse. Mature juniper obscures most of the structures and a pheasant pen with a high wire fence encloses the east half of the settlement. The buildings have rounded ends and are between 11 and 13m in length x 4.5 to 5m in width overall; their stone and turf footings are up to 0.5m height and have a spread of up to 1m. The settlement is marked on the Roy map of c.1750 and on an estate plan of 1771 where it is annotated “cotts”. It does not appear on the 1st edition OS map of 1867-71. Note; the corn drying kiln was identified in 2001 when the vegetation was low, today (Nov 2018) it is completely overwhelmed. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 1999-2001 aerial photographs <2>

Roys Military Survey of Scotland, 1747-55 <3>

Note. GR co-ordinates provided in the NOSAS are incorrect. (T.Blackie 26/7/19)

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NH 8600 2148 (61m by 39m)
Map sheet NH82SE

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