MHG61542 - Enclosure - Achadh A'Chatha


Ruined enclosure at Achadh A'Chatha (middle)

Type and Period (1)

  • ENCLOSURE (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 19. Enclosure. Measures internally 13m E-W, and 15m N-S. Substantial enclosing stone and turf walls with a spread of 1-1.5m and a height of 0.4-0.5m in the north and east. In the southwest the wall drops away and is revetted to a height of 1m -1.2m on the outside, the southeast edge too is revetted, to a height of 0.6-1m. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2017 aerial photographs <2>

1st Edition OS 6" <3>

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Grid reference Centred NH 7813 0378 (27m by 27m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH70SE

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