MHG62423 - Building - Achadh Mor (Allt an Achaid Mhoir), Loch Garve


Ruined building at Achadh Mor

Type and Period (1)

  • BUILDING (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 Upper/NW Farmstead comprises a main building (site 5) a large enclosure enclosed by a headwall (site 27) 5 smaller buildings, enclosures, lynchets and a variety of miscellaneous features.

Site 36; Building. Indistinct turf and stone banks define this building aligned N-S and adjacent to building 5. The building measures 7m x 3m internally and a small outshot at its north end is 3m x 2m internally. The enclosure/head wall, 27, stretches away to the NNE from its NE corner. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2018 aerial photographs. <2>

1st Edition OS 6" <3>

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NH 4207 6014 (10m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH46SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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