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?)
- None recorded
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>
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Dagg, C.. 2021. Moine Thorranach, Braemore Estate, Lochbroom: Proposed Enclosures and New Planting: Archaeological Evaluation. Catherine Dagg. 07/03/2022. Digital.
- <2> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Marshall, M.. 2022. Allt Airigh nan Coimh’each, Loch Droma, Ross-shire: Report of a project to survey and record archaeological features – July 2012. North of Scotland Archaeological Society. 03/04/2022. Digital. XY
- <3> Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical: Get Mapping. 2009. Getmapping aerial photography 2009.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 2559 7625 (6m by 7m)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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