MHG61072 - Building - Croft 23, North Erradale, Gairloch


Ruined building/byre, possible later lambing pen, Croft 23, North Erradale, Gairloch

Type and Period (4)

  • BUILDING (19th Century - 1801 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • LAMBING PEN? (19th Century to 20th Century - 1801 AD? to 2000 AD?)
  • BYRE (19th Century - 1801 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • ENCLOSURE (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 B. This building has two compartments with a connecting doorway, and an entrance doorway on the south wall. Inside the east end of building there is what appears to be a lambing pen/small compartment built at later date. Abutting on to the northwest corner of the building is the low wall of an enclosure within which this building is situated. <2> <3>

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

1st Edition OS 6" <5>

Sources/Archives (5)



Grid reference Centred NG 7405 8130 (33m by 74m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG78SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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