MHG61286 - Clay mine - South Erradale, Gairloch

Summary

Clay mine at South Erradale, Gairloch

Type and Period (1)

  • CLAY MINE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A field-system and a crofting township comprising thirty-seven roofed, four partially roofed, five unroofed buildings, and ten enclosures is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Ross-shire 1881, sheet lvi). The field-system lies at the SE end of the township. Seventeen roofed, one partially roofed, four unroofed buildings, and the field-system are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10560 map (1969).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 25 April 1996

See MHG21432 for main township record.

A survey of South Erradale was undertaken by Macinnes, A. in 2013.

Site 65. Bank where clay for pointing houses was dug out. <1>

Note: Site not visible on aerial photographs so location approximate. (T. Blackie 18/11/19)

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NG 7505 7124 (6m by 6m)
Map sheet NG77SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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