MHG62625 - Building/possible illicit still - Allt Airigh Nan Coimh'Each


Possible illicit still at Allt Airigh Nan Coimh'Each

Type and Period (1)

  • STILL HOUSE? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A programme of survey and recording was carried out July – August 2012 by Meryl Marshall. This site has previously been recorded and described as a shieling site of up to 11 structures. A total of 17 structures were identified on this occasion.

A desk-based assessment and walkover survey were carried out by C Dagg in 2021 for an area of proposed woodland creation north of Loch Droma and the A835, part of Braemore estate in the parish of Gairloch, Ross-shire. This evaluation revisits archaeological features noted during previous work and places them in a more detailed context and offers recommendations for their protection within the planting scheme according to present guidelines on forests and archaeology. <1>

A project to survey and record archaeological features at Allt Airigh nan Coimh’each, Loch Droma was carried out by Meryl Marshall of NOSAS in July 2022.

11; Building/Possible illicit still - substantial stone building is on the east side of burn and just 2.5m from it. It is a small rectangular structure with substantial stone footings and squared corners measuring 4.5m x 2m internally. The walls are generally 0.5m in height but externally the west wall is 1m high. An entrance 0.5m width is seen in the SW corner and there is tumble, possibly indicating an internal structure, in the north end. <2>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NH 2559 7625 (6m by 7m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH27NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish LOCHBROOM

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