MHG60975 - Crofthouse, Croft 12 - Laide


Crofthouse and possible store, Croft 12 at Laide

Type and Period (2)

  • CROFTHOUSE (Built, 19th Century - 1801 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • STOREHOUSE? (Built, 20th Century - 1901 AD? to 2000 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A survey of the Laide settlement area was undertaken by Macinnes, A. and Macintyre, J. in 2011.

The land of Croft 12 extends eastwards beyond the road towards the top of the cliff that drops to the shore of Gruinard Bay.

Site 1. Ruin of building. This appears to have had four compartments, the northmost one being open ended. On the low outside wall of this compartment are mortar wall cappings showing tar drips. It is possible this compartment was lower than the rest of the building and might have been used as a store. The building is in such a ruined state that it is not possible to positively identify any window positions. The sizes of the compartments are quite small, but it is possible that the largest of the four, may have been a dwelling. See sketch and photographs. <1>

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

1st Edition OS 6" <3>

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NG 8985 9243 (10m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG89SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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