MHG62186 - Building - Claiginn, Urchany


Ruined buildings, 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. Four buildings are clustered at the northern base of the ridge, below the bowl barrow (see MHG56050), in an area that is now wet with predominant reeds and rank heather.

Site B166; Stone and turf building(s). This building, aligned SSW-NNE, seems to be composed of two parts. At the northern end there is an identifiable 9m x 4m building, with 1.5m thick grass & rush-covered domed walls, up to 0.25m high. The north wall is slightly deficient. There is a less distinct 12m x 4m structure to the SW, on the same alignment. This probably represents a second building, although the walls, particularly at the NE end, are not clear. There is a prominent stone that may have been part of the north wall of this SW building. At the SW end, there is an obvious moss-covered stone 3-sided end to the building, see Fig 260. The middle section of what should have been the east & west walls are deficient. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 4425 4555 (22m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH44NW
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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