MHG62576 - Building - Keppoch township


Ruined building at Keppoch township.

Type and Period (2)

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

Building 34. The remains of this rectangular building on a WSW-ENE alignment have substantial double faced stone footings. Much of the stone has been robbed but the footings that remain are 0.8m thick and up to 0.3m high although a large boulder in the SE part is 0.9m high. There are two compartments each with a possible entrance in the south wall and to the rear of the west part of the building a back ditch. In front of the building to the south there is a roughly semi-circular grassy platform roughly 7m x 5m with a grassy apron and to the east the burn is just 5m distance. It is possible that this is the site of a bloomery and that the building is that of a smithy. This building is different in construction to the others of the township being more substantial and of better build; it may be of later date. <1>

1st Edition OS 6" <2>

Ordnance Survey Mastermap <3>

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NH 0954 8866 (11m by 8m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH08NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish LOCHBROOM

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