MHG62184 - Building - Claiginn, Urchany
Ruined building, Claiginn, Urchany
Type and Period (1)
- BUILDING (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.
Claiginn Township. On modern OS maps, the two burns that join just to the west of the B151-5 buildings group are called Allt Liath, from the west, and Allt an Locha Bhallaich, from the north. A hydroscheme track has been driven parallel and north of the latter. West of this, high above both burns are two buildings, B156 and B157, see Fig 250.
Site B157; Stone and turf building. This building lies NE-SW, occupying a flat platform below a rocky outcrop to the north, that forms the back wall of B156 (see MHG62183). The NE part of the building, 4m x 4m, is easily identified. It consists of well-constructed walls with laid stones, now moss-covered, up to 0.6m high. The SW part of the building is identifiable at the SW end but less distinct in the middle section. The building could have been a dwelling. <1>
NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <2>
1st Edition OS 6" <3>
- <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.67,81-83 Site B157, figures 196,197,250,253-255. XY
- <2> Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical: Get Mapping. 2009. Getmapping aerial photography 2009.
- <3> Image/Map: Ordnance Survey. 1881. Ordnance Survey 1st edition 6 inch map: Ross-shire. Digital.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 4401 4550 (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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