MHG62190 - Building - Claiginn, Urchany


Ruined stone and turf 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.

Site B172; Stone and turf building. On the rough marshy grazing between the buildings and bowl barrow associated with Claiginn and the higher ground of Coulnabottach, lies a rectangular heather-covered building whose north wall is continuous with a dyke. The 12m x 6m building, orientated E-W, is constructed of turf on stone walls up to 0.4m high, best remaining at the west end. The north wall remains higher than the south wall, which contains a now indistinct entrance. The 0.9m wide walls are rounded at the corners. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 4441 4564 (14m by 8m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH44NW
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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