MHG62213 - Animal enclosure - Gillie Phaeton, Breakachy Burn, Urchany


Ruined enclosure, Gillie Phaeton, Breakachy Burn, Urchany

Type and Period (1)

  • ENCLOSURE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A farmstead comprising two unroofed buildings and an enclosure is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire 1876-81, sheet ix) and on the current edition of the OS 1:10560 map (1971) where another enclosure and parts of what may be a head-dyke are also shown.
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 14 May 1996
See assoc. docs. File.

J Aitken : 25/01/01.

The North of Scotland Archaeological Society (NoSAS) undertook an archaeological survey of Urchany in 2015. West of the Breakachy burn there are two or three buildings in a settlement called Gillie Phaeton on both the 1757 and 1797 estate maps. It was farmed by “Mr Nicol” on the 1798 estate map, consisting of pasture, ploughed fields, clearance cairns, a large rectangular enclosure and two buildings.

Site E202; Animal Enclosure. Large stone-built enclosure orientated SW-NE 19m x 11.5m. The stone walls are now spread to 0.7m and stand up to 0.6m high. The best preserved wall is at the NE, whereas the south corner is deficient. <1>

1st Edition OS 6" <2>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NH 4396 4472 (28m by 26m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH44SW
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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