MHG62165 - Pit - Old Coulnabottach, Urchany


Pit, Old Coulnabottach, Urchany

Type and Period (1)

  • PIT (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. A settlement called Coulnabottach on an estate map in 1757 and Coul na Bodach on an estate map in 1798 is a consistent feature on all the estate maps and subsequent OS maps of Urchany. North of the current ruined buildings at Coulnabottach (see MHG62155) there is the old head dyke, then a modern post-and-wire fence, then an area of disturbed ground, 90m E-W x 50m N-S, on which can be traced a variety of archaeological features. The 18th and early 19th century estate maps seem to locate the settlement of Coulnabottach in this area.

Site V107; Pit. On the slight crest of the slope within the head dyke enclosure, and approximately 150m SE of the Coul na Bottach building (see MHG 62155), is a shallow crescent shaped flat-bottomed pit. Aligned N-S and measuring 9x5m, the east bank is steeper than the west. Small medium stones are scattered round south and west parts of the pit which, at its deepest, is 0.6m. It's function is unknown. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 4492 4574 (10m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH44NW
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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