MHG61537 - Building and possible byre - Achadh A'Chatha


Ruined building and possible byre at Achadh A'Chatha (middle)

Type and Period (2)

  • BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BYRE? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small township comprising four unroofed buildings and an enclosure is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire 1872, sheet lxxxvii). Six unroofed buildings and an enclosure are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1994).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 17 July 1996

A survey of the area around Achadh A'Chatha (middle) was undertaken by members of the North of Scotland Archaeological Society (NoSAS) in 2002. This settlement is situated at a height of 350m on a SW facing "spur" on the east bank of the Raitts Burn. It comprises 6 buildings, 2 enclosures and a platform. An area of improved land lies to the NE of the settlement which has a surrounding earth and stone bank.

Site 16. Rectangular structure of 3 (possibly 4) compartments on a NW/SE axis. Middle compartment has internal dimensions of 8m x 3m with much tumble in its north part. Remains of stone walls are quite substantial, 0.6m in height (at north end 1m) and spread to 1m. Entrance halfway along east wall. An "addition"/?byre at the south end, 3m square, with walls 0.5m high is open at its south end. At the north end, barely discernible in the bracken, there is a low earth bank forming a further compartment, 4m x 3m. It is open to the west. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2017 aerial photographs <2>

1st Edition OS 6" <3>

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NH 7818 0375 (20m by 12m)
Map sheet NH70SE

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