MHG62377 - Farmstead - Morangie Forest, Edderton


Ruined farmstead and enclosure in Morangie Forest, Edderton

Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

In August 2015, a walkover survey was undertaken in Morangie Forest, Edderton by Anne Coombs on behalf of the Forestry Commission Scotland to identify and demarcate archaeological sites in advance of pre-thinning operations.

A farmstead; the building lies in an open unplanted area of grass within the plantation. Access is from the ride at NH 73014 83377. The settlement consists of 2 buildings; a long building c.16m N-S by c.4.5m externally with walls c.1m wide and up to c.0.75m high. At the south end of the building is another building c.20m E-W by c.5m, this building is set into the ground at a slightly lower level than the north-south building. The east-west building has an outshot on the north side and an outbuilding at the west end. The north-south building has a low wall extending out to the east which is depicted as a roofed outshot on the 1st Edition map 1843-1882 and as part of an enclosure on the OS 25inch1892-1905 map. The settlement is recorded as roofed buildings from the time of the 1st Edition Survey up to and including the OS 1:2500 1937-61 maps. <1>

1st Edition OS 6" <2>

NGR adjusted based on 2018 aerial photographs. <3>

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NH 7313 8336 (8m by 24m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH78SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish EDDERTON

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