MHG61071 - Building - Croft 23, North Erradale, Gairloch


Ruined building/byre, Croft 23, North Erradale, Gairloch

Type and Period (2)

  • BUILDING (19th Century - 1801 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • BYRE (19th Century - 1801 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A crofting township, comprising fifty-five roofed buildings, four partially roofed buildings and seven unroofed buildings is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Ross-shire 1881, sheet xliv). Seventeen roofed buildings, two partially roofed buildings and twenty-six unroofed buildings are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10560 map (1968).
Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 19 April 1996.

1845 North Erradale estate map <1>

A survey of North Erradale was undertaken in 2013 by Macinnes, A. Harnden, A. Blakey, R. and researched by Macintyre, I. Croft 23 lies on a N to S slope and there are two buildings attached to and within an enclosure wall. The wall today remains as a low stone dyke. The buildings are first shown as roofed on the 1st OS and are still roofed on the 2nd OS.

Site A. This building has two compartments. There is no clear internal door or entrance to the W side but as the building has lots of tumble it is difficult to see. There is a doorway on the S wall of the E compartment and a byre drain runs S from this wall. <2> <3>

NGR adjusted based on 1999-2001 aerial photographs <4>

1st Edition OS 6" <5>

Sources/Archives (5)



Grid reference Centred NG 7405 8129 (15m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG78SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Investigations/Events (1)

External Links (1)

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.