MHG62182 - Enclosure - Claiginn, Urchany


Enclosure, a possible burying ground, Claiginn, Urchany

Type and Period (2)

  • ENCLOSURE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • BURIAL GROUND? (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. Just to the SE of the bowl barrow (see MHG56050) lies a cluster of buildings.

Site V166; Enclosure, possible burying ground. An estate map of 1797-1800 shows a burying ground and an enclosure near the houses in this area, on the flat surface of a small hillock, see Fig 245. The enclosure is 60 m east of the bowl barrow (see MHG56050), and 10m north of buildings B162-3, which now do not lie in the directions as shown on the estate map. The enclosure is roughly square, constructed of stone to 1.2m high. There is no constructed entrance. However, in the west corner the stone walls have tumbled to provide a de facto entrance. It is not clear if there was a constructed entrance here originally. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <2>

1st Edition OS 6" <3>

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NH 4430 4552 (27m by 25m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH44NW
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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