MHG62421 - Farmstead - Achadh Mor (Allt an Achaid Mhoir), Loch Garve


Ruined farmstead at Achadh Mor

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A farmstead comprising two unroofed long buildings, one of which has an attached enclosure, and a length of field wall is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Ross-shire and Cromartyshire 1881, sheet lxxv) and on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1989).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 28 February 1996

Between May and August 2012, a survey was undertaken by the North of Scotland Archaeological Society (NoSAS) to identify, survey, and record the archaeological remains at Achadh Mor, Loch Garve.

A township is depicted on the Roy map of c1750 and the ruins of two large buildings with several enclosures are marked on the First Edition OS map of 1870. During the project at least 12 buildings, 4 or 5 enclosures, several platforms and pens and a corn drying kiln were identified. The Lower/SE Farmstead comprises a main building (site 6) a large enclosure enclosed by a headwall (site 45/32B) 6 smaller buildings, a further enclosure, field clearance cairns and a variety of miscellaneous features.

Site 6; Building. This building is aligned WNW-ESE and is on a prominent spur c70m to the NE of building 5; it measures 29m x 5m overall. There are three compartments. The west compartment is 8m x 3m internally. The remains of the stone walls are 0.5 to 1m height and 0.6m thick and there is evidence of a small entrance 0.7m width in the south wall. The central compartment, which measures 11m x 3m internally, is less well preserved and the walls here are generally 0.5m high but 1m in places. There is an entrance in the south wall but its width is unclear. The walls of the east compartment are very wasted – it measures 5m x 3m. Enclosure 7 abuts to the NE. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2018 aerial photographs. <2>

1st Edition OS 6" <3>

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Grid reference Centred NH 4210 6015 (28m by 16m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH46SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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