MHG62173 - Building - Claiginn, Urchany


Ruined building, Claiginn, Urchany

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A township comprising nine unroofed buildings is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire 1876-81, sheet ix). Three unroofed buildings, an enclosure and some field walls are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1992).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 14 May 1996

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

Claiginn Township;

Site B151; A stone-built building. This building is constructed of dressed stone and rough boulders. It is the most intact of the structures in the purple area. The rectangular house is orientated NW-SE, 16m x 6m exterior dimensions, with walls that are mostly tumbled and spread, except at the SE end where the gable end is still standing to over 1.5 metres high. The more tumbled NW gable stands up to 1.2m high. Where they are still standing, the double faced walls have a rubble core 1.0m diameter. The entrance is on the NE wall, 5m from the north corner and 1m wide. There is considerable tumble in the interior. A large boulder is built into the SE gable. <1>

1st Edition OS 6" <2>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <3>

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NH 4416 4547 (15m by 16m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH44NW
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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