MHG62179 - Building - Claiginn, Urchany


Ruined building, Claiginn, Urchany

Type and Period (1)

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

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  • 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. Just to the SE of the bowl barrow (see MHG56050) lies a cluster of buildings. One of them, B161, appears to have disrupted the SE arc of the outer rim of the barrow.

Site B161; Stone and turf building. This building, orientated NE-SW, 10m x 4m, lies on the SE part of the bowl barrow which is disrupted at this point. The entrance is just to the right of the middle of the south wall. The moss-covered walls are of stone base construction, up to 0.2m high, indistinct in the middle of the building. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <2>

1st Edition OS 6" <3>

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NH 4428 4550 (10m by 11m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH44NW
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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