MHG61552 - Structure - Achadh A'Chatha


Ruined structure at Achadh A'Chatha (west)

Type and Period (1)

  • STRUCTURE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A township comprising three unroofed buildings, an enclosure, a field and a length of field wall is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire 1872, sheet lxxxvii). Three unroofed buildings, an enclosure of four compartments, another enclosure and two fields 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 (west) was undertaken by members of the North of Scotland Archaeological Society (NoSAS) in 2002. The settlement is situated at a height of 340m on glacial terraces of relatively fertile and well-drained land. To the north and west of the settlement there are large areas of improved ground, elevated and bisected by deepcut meltwater channels. There are two groups of buildings, each situated on its own terrace. The lower settlement (not on 1st edition OS) is situated on a grassy terrace with some outcrops of heather. It has 7 buildings and 1 enclosure and the buildings appear to have been robbed of smaller stones, many of the remaining stones being quite sizeable..

Site 46. On a NE/SW axis, this measures internally 8m x 2.5m. Large stones form the wall footings, which are 0.5m in height and generally 0.8m in width. Open at east end of south wall, but no other evidence of an entrance. Structure 45 (see MHG61551) appears to have been a later addition to the south. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2013 aerial photographs. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 7792 0377 (10m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH70SE

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