MHG62634 - Probable byre - Moine Thorranach, Loch Droma
Ruined probable byre at Moine Thorranach
Type and Period (1)
- BYRE? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- None recorded
NH27NE 4 2597 7573.
Situated on S-facing slopes above Loch Droma some 600m ENE of Lochdrum house and visible from road are remains of two stone buildings aligned E to W. The larger building measures 12m by 4m with no visible partitions. A small addition measuring 2m by 2m has been built onto W end. The second building, some 18m to the W, measures 8m by 2.5m. Surrounding an area N and adjoining buildings are the stone footings of an enclosure wall.
C Jack and A K Kilpatrick 1992.
An unroofed building is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Ross-shire and Cromartyshire 1881, sheet xlix). Two unroofed buildings are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10560 map (1966).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 21 February 1996
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.
Moine Thorranach Farmstead, buildings and enclosure wall; 600m to the ENE of Lochdrum farmstead, the main part of this site comprises 2 buildings with improved ground surrounding; to the north there are the remains of an enclosing wall. 100m to the W there are the remains of two further buildings/?byres in a sheltered grassy position.
4. Building - 3 compartments aligned WSW-ENE and measuring 9m x 3m overall and is recessed into a steep slope and the rear wall is stone faced to a height of 0.6m. The central compartment is 2.5m x 2m and has stone walls up to 0.8m height and 0.7m thick, the east compartment, 2.5m x 2.5m, has less substantial walls up to 0.8m height and the west compartment is much smaller and more crudely constructed. All the compartments have an entrance c0.5m width in the south wall. This building is probably a byre. <2>
NGR adjusted based on 2018 aerial photographs. <3>
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Jack and Kilpatrick, C and A K. 1992. 'Moine Thorranach (Lochbroom parish): deserted farmstead', Discovery and Excavation in Scotland 1992, p.45. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland. 45. 45.
- <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. 2018. Getmapping aerial photography 2018.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 2582 7573 (8m by 6m)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Investigations/Events (2)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/80851 (Link to HES Canmore record)
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