MHG61073 - Kerbed clearance cairns? - Croft 23, North Erradale, Gairloch


Kerbed clearance cairns? Croft 23, North Erradale, Gairloch

Type and Period (1)

  • CLEARANCE CAIRN? (Unknown date)

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.

Sites C,D,E. Footings of three strangely shaped structures with an edge/kerb with stone clearance piled on top. <2> <3>

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

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Grid reference Centred NG 7400 8131 (27m by 32m) (4 map features)
Map sheet NG78SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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