MHG62551 - Building - Keppoch township
Ruined building at Keppoch township
Type and Period (1)
- BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- None recorded
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 37. The footprint of this building measures 13m x 3.5m internally. Most of the stone footings have been robbed of their stones although a few large boulders, particularly on the south wall, remain. There is evidence of two compartments, the westmost with a central drain. <1>
1st Edition OS 6" <2>
Ordnance Survey Mastermap <3>
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Marshall, M.. 2014. Report of an Archaeological Survey of the township of Keppoch, Dundonnell, Ross-shire, April 2014. North of Scotland Archaeological Society. Digital. XY
- <2> Image/Map: Ordnance Survey. 1881. Ordnance Survey 1st edition 6 inch map: Ross-shire. Digital.
- <3> Image/Map: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Mastermap. Digital.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 0954 8856 (15m by 10m)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
Related Monuments/Buildings (2)
Related Investigations/Events (2)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/12090 (Link to HES Canmore record)
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