MHG62174 - Building - Claiginn, Urchany
Ruined building, Claiginn, Urchany
Type and Period (2)
- BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- BYRE? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- None recorded
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.
Site B152; Stone and turf building. Three metres from the NW gable of B151 (see MHG62173), and orientated 90 degrees differently from it, ie SW-NE, are the low-lying stone and turf remains of a building. 5m x 3m. The low walls are composed of intermittent stones covered by grass and moss. These walls peter out at the NW end. This could have been a simple dwelling, or more likely an outbuilding or byre. <1>
NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <2>
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Spencer-Jones, R.. 2020. A NoSAS Survey of the Lands of Urchany: A Multi-period Settlement on the Braes West of Beauly: 6th-10th April 2015. North of Scotland Archaeological Society. Digital. p.67,74,76 Site B152, figures 196,197,221-223,230. XY
- <2> Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical: Get Mapping. 2009. Getmapping aerial photography 2009.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 4416 4548 (11m by 10m)|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Investigations/Events (1)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/109992 (Link to HES Canmore record)
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