MHG62700 - Farmstead - Strath Sgitheach


Ruined farmstead/possible inn at Strath Sgitheach.

Type and Period (2)

  • FARMSTEAD (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • INN? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A number of settlement features are visible across this area on an aerial photograph taken by Jim Bone in 2010. <1>

The Strath Sgitheach area was surveyed by Meryl Marshall in 2020.

Strath Sgitheach Post Medieval sites.

Farmstead - building/?farmstead/?inn (SS9) – this rectangular building is barely discernible and defined as much by the changes in vegetation as its slopes. It is on an E-W alignment, measures 9mx3m internally and has distinct rounded ends. The surrounding banks are covered in heathery turf and are up to 0.3m height x 1m spread those on the south side more evident. Internal ground cover is coarse grass and moss. There is a possible entrance at the east end. <2>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NH 5238 6319 (9m by 5m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH56SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish DINGWALL

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