MHG62143 - Enclosure or shelter - Allt na Criche, Urchany


Ruined enclosure or shelter, Allt na Criche, Urchany

Type and Period (2)

  • SHELTER? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • PEN? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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

Site B08; Enclosure or simple shelter. The tumbled remains of an approximately square building are set at the foot of a steep slope with cliffs immediately above, to the north. Below and to the south is a strip of south-facing improved grazing. The walls are roughly built with large stones & boulders, remaining to 1m high. A large boulder at NE forms part of the structure. The 1m wide entrance is in the south. The stones of the walls are covered with moss whereas the sunken interior is covered with fine grass and bracken. This could be an animal enclosure, or a simple shelter. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NH 4613 4632 (5m by 5m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH44NE
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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