MHG62544 - Building - Keppoch township


Ruined building at Keppoch township

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An archaeological survey of the township of Keppoch, Dundonnell, Ross-shire was undertaken by NOSAS members in April 2014. See MHG6300 for main township record.

Buildings 7-9, 11-13, 36 and 37 appeared as a “street” of associated buildings in the lower part of the township, all are similarly aligned on an E-W axis. Between these buildings and the Dundonnell River just a few metres to the south is the substantial later wall 35. The buildings probably belong to the final phase of occupation of the township with building 7 being the main one. Their wall construction is double faced and uses boulders to full width probably with clay bonding although evidence of this was restricted to Building 7 only. All have squared corners inside and out, most have a terraced walkway on their south side and back ditches to their rear and all are severely robbed of their stones.

Building 7. This is the most intact building; it measures 18m x 3.5m/4m internally and has walls standing to 1.5m height in the NE and SE corners. The walls are between 0.7 – 0.8m thick and there is evidence of clay bonding throughout. There are two compartments, the largest, 11.5m in length, to the east and, with an intervening doorway, the smallest at 6m in length, to the west; this has an entrance in its south wall. <1>

1st Edition OS 6" <2>

Ordnance Survey Mastermap <3>

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Grid reference Centred NH 0950 8859 (20m by 14m)
Map sheet NH08NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish LOCHBROOM

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