MHG61629 - Site of summerhouse - Aigas forest, Beauly


Site of summerhouse in Aigas forest near Beauly

Type and Period (1)

  • SUMMERHOUSE (19th Century - 1801 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The North of Scotland Archaeological Society (NoSAS) undertook a desk-based assessment followed by a walk-over survey at the request of Aigas Community Forest Trust in 2015/16. The forest was bought in April 2015 from the Forestry Commission under the Forestry Land Scheme. The Forest Trust was required to undertake an archaeological survey of the forest as part of its scoping for a Forest Design Plan. A variety of features were identified, many of which relate to the early years of the forest in mid-19th century.

Site 171. Summer house. At this site on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, a “Summer House” is shown on a sharp bend in a forest path. The path still exists, yet no remains or footings of this building can be seen. However, there is a level area now covered with Sitka spruce, round which the path turns, that could represent the site. From the bend, there are extensive views northwards along the Kilmorack Gorge. <1>

1st Edition OS 6" <2>

Note: Site not visible on aerial photographs so location approximate. (T. Blackie 6/3/20)

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Grid reference Centred NH 4688 4282 (10m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH44SE
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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