MHG62152 - Still hut - Allt na Criche, Urchany


Ruined still hut, Allt na Criche, Urchany

Type and Period (2)

  • STILL (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • HUT (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 B05; A small building related to whisky production. The scant remains of a small building, set to the south side of a small grass-and-bracken covered haugh beside the Allt na Criche, is in association with B04 (see MHG62151), 40m to the north. The roughly circular structure, with single-boulder width walls and c1.5m internal diameter, lies beside a turf and stone bank behind a ridge to the west. The entrance is in the north. This seems too small and crude to have been a dwelling, so it is interpreted as a building for one of the whisky making processes such as worts production, in which case 'a worts house'. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2015 aerial photographs. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NH 4571 4589 (2m by 2m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH44NE
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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