MHG62151 - Still bothy - Allt na Criche, Urchany


Ruined still bothy, Allt na Criche, Urchany

Type and Period (2)

  • STILL (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • BOTHY (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 B04; A still bothy. The truncated remains of this “D”-shaped stone-and-turf building are cut into the moraine west bank of the Allt na Criche, badly truncated at the NE corner by the burn. Substantial walls of stone and turf remain, with coursework visible on the internal face of the east wall. These enclose a structure, c4m SW-NE x 2m NW-SE maximum internal dimensions. The walls are 2m wide standing to 1m high. Just two walls form the building with the cut bank making the curved back wall presently covered in rank heather. This may have been faced with boulders. The east and south walls are covered with fine grasses and bracken as is the interior. A deep ditch lies adjacent and parallel to the south wall. An unknown length of the east wall has been carried away by the burn. The entrance is in the SE corner. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2015 aerial photographs. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NH 4570 4593 (8m by 8m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH44NE
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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