MHG62541 - Building - Bac a’ Chaoil


Ruined building at Bac a’ Chaoil

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A NoSAS field visit was undertaken to Bac a’ Chaoil on 15 October 2014 as part as part of an archaeological walk.

Bac a’ Chaoil. 1.5kms SE of Badinluchie at an altitude of 177m, a large enclosure, a sheepfold and the remains of 2 buildings are located on both sides of a small stream and bisected by the track. No features are marked on the 1st or 2nd Edition OS maps but most of the structures are marked on the current OS map.

West building. This structure which is within the large enclosure is grossly heather covered, aligned N-S and measures c10m x 6m overall. There are 2 compartments; the main compartment to the north is more substantial and measures 2m x 3m internally, the dry-stone walls are up to 0.6m in height; it was difficult to determine the position of the entrance. To the south a smaller compartment had a semi-circular end wall, 0.3m in height. <1>

Ordnance Survey Mastermap <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NH 2829 5983 (10m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH25NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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