MHG62149 - Stone and turf building, - Allt na Criche, Urchany


Ruined stone and turf building, Allt na Criche, Urchany

Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

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

Site B02; Ruined building. Low grass and bracken covered remains of a stone and turf building. The sub-rectangular building lies to one side on an area of grass and bracken-covered ground, improved by grazing and surrounded by rank heather. The walls are spread to c1.5m, standing up to 0.5m high, and enclosing a space 4m N-S x 2m E-W. An entrance is in the SE corner of the S gable end. This building is probably related to the adjoining peat workings, such as a day shelter or store. It could possibly be related to the nearby illicit stills, however, eg a worts-house. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NH 4563 4587 (5m by 5m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH44NE
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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