MHG62136 - Well- Urchany (Allt na Criche)


Well, Urchany (Allt na Criche)

Type and Period (1)

  • WELL (Early Bronze Age to 19th Century - 2400 BC? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Depop., cairns, etc.
OS 6"map annotated by A L F Rivet (nd)
The field system, partly overlaid by a depopulated steading, is marked by stone clearance heaps, lynchets and walls forming fields varying in size from about 15 m by 10 m to about 50 m by 30 m.
Divorced survey at 1:10,000.
Visited by OS (R L) 17 March 1970

(Name: NH 4555 4550) Settlement & Field System (NR)
OS 1/10,000map, (1975)

This unenclosed settlement comprises the remains of four oval stone-walled houses and two scarped platforms which may represent the sites of timber houses. In the vicinity there are several other platforms of unknown function and also extensive remains of stone clearance, some of which may be of relatively recent date.
RCAHMS 1979 <1>

The North of Scotland Archaeological Society (NoSAS) undertook an archaeological survey of Urchany in 2015.

Site V58; Well. In an area of many hut circles and burial cairns is a hole in the ground, a well, now partially hidden by heather: 0.5m E-W, 0.4m N-S and 0.18m deep. It drains clear water to the south. The walls of the well are constructed of medium-sized stones, up to 0.35m high. The well is immediately adjacent to a mound of stones (C81 page 37 - see MHG62164) with a probable kerb on the NW part, which could represent a robbed burial cairn. <2>

Note: Site not visible on aerial photographs so location approximate. (T. Blackie 20/10/20)

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NH 4558 4555 (2m by 2m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH44NE
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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