MHG62176 - 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 B154; Stone and turf building. On a prominent platform, 4m to the NW of B153, are the mounded remains of a rectangular building, 9m x 4m external dimensions. The broad walls up to 1.5m wide are now covered in turf, with the possible remains of stone footings in places. The building is aligned NE-SW. The west end wall is indistinct, the south wall seems enhanced and on the northern side there is a steep slope down to a low platform by the un-named burn that flows to the west, about to join the Allt an Locha Bhallaich. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NH 4413 4547 (11m by 12m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH44NW
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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