MHG61005 - Barn/byre, Croft 23 - Laide


Ruined barn or byre, Croft 23 at Laide

Type and Period (2)

  • BYRE? (Built, 20th Century - 1901 AD? to 2000 AD?)
  • BARN? (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.

Croft 23. This croft is roughly triangular, bounded to the north by Croft 11, to the south partly by Croft 10, and rough ground, and to the east by the unclassified road that runs from Laide Post Office to Mellon Udrigle. It is entirely fenced, having no boundary with the head dyke of Laide village. The northerly part through which the burn, Allt na Doire Leithe, runs is very wet, and shows no obvious sign of previous cultivation, but the bottom 2/3 has been used and cultivated through a large part of the 20th century, and is still used for grazing sheep.

Site 1. This is unroofed and partially ruined (see photographs). It is not depicted on the 1st and 2nd OS maps, and it seems probable that it was constructed in the early 20th century, using stones from the group of agricultural buildings and enclosures shown on the 1st OS map. There is a small window in one gable, and evidence of a door opening. It was most likely a byre or barn. <1>

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

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Grid reference Centred NG 8998 9211 (8m by 9m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG89SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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