MHG60903 - Possible crofthouse (Buail an Amadain) - Inverlaidnan
Possible crofthouse (Buail an Amadain) - Inverlaidnan
Type and Period (1)
- CROFTHOUSE? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- None recorded
The name of this ruined croft was Buail an Amadain - The Fool's Fold. Information contained in Letter from D C Murray, Tighandallan House, Evanton, Ross and Cromarty, to OS 23 January 1978.
A project to survey and record archaeological features at Inverlaidnan and Sluggan (originally named Inchluin) was undertaken by NOSAS members in 2018.
Buail an Amadain Croft (alternative names Carn Challard, Fools Fold). This croft 400m to the NW of Sluggan Bridge is located in birch woodland on a south facing slope at an altitude of 350m. It comprises 2 buildings (sites 54 and 56), possibly a third (site 53) and 2 enclosures (sites 55 and 64) with several clearance cairns some of which probably have prehistoric origins. At least half of the croft is covered in dense juniper and it may be that some features are obscured by this, other areas have dense bracken. The farmstead does not appear on the 1st edition OS map of 1875 but it is seen on an estate plan of 1860 (RHP14036) with 3 unroofed buildings and 2 enclosures and appears on the current OS map as a ruin.
Site 53. Located in the NE part of the croftland, on the north side of the forest road and NE of the deer fence/forest road intersection. The footings of this rectangular building on a NNE-SSW alignment measure 15m x 3-4m internally and are covered in blaeberry bushes. The turf and stone banks are substantial and up to 0.5m height with a spread of 1.5m, but they are indistinct and disturbed by road construction in places. A small outshot at the SW end measures 1m in length by 2m in width. <1>
Note: Site not visible on aerial photographs so location approximate. (T. Blackie 2/8/19)
|Grid reference||Centred NH 8676 2244 (16m by 16m)|
|Civil Parish||DUTHIL AND ROTHIEMURCHUS|
|Geographical Area||BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Investigations/Events (1)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/14963 (Link to HES Canmore record)
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