MHG62189 - Building - Claiginn, Urchany


Ruined stone and turf building, Claiginn, Urchany

Type and Period (2)

  • BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • OUTBUILDING? (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 B170; Stone and turf building. This stone building sits on a platform, raised above the surrounding reeds and heather. It is orientated NNE-SSW. The double-faced, rubble-filled walls, up to 0.5m high and 0.8m thick, are best seen on the southern wall. External dimensions 7m x 4m. An internal wall partially divides the southern part of the building. In view of its relatively small size this building could have been an outbuilding or a cottar’s house. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NH 4433 4564 (12m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH44NW
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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