MHG62546 - 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 9. Small building abutting the NW corner of Enclosure 8; has walls 0.6m thick and stands to 1m height in places. <1>

1st Edition OS 6" <2>

Ordnance Survey Mastermap <3>

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Grid reference Centred NH 0950 8861 (8m by 7m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH08NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish LOCHBROOM

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