MHG62177 - Building or enclosure - Claiginn, Urchany


Ruined building or enclosure, Claiginn, Urchany

Type and Period (2)

  • BUILDING? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • ENCLOSURE? (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 B155; Stone and turf building. On a low-lying platform above the burn, with a stone dyke just to the north, lie the scant remains of a structure, possibly a building or an enclosure. Aligned NE-SW, 11m x 5.5m external dimensions, it lies at the bottom of the steep slope down from B154 (see MHG62176). The south wall is now deficient. The east and west walls consist of massive stones. The north wall is now tumbled and could have abutted, or been formed by, the dyke. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NH 4413 4548 (12m by 12m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH44NW
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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