MHG62701 - Farmstead - Strath Sgitheach


Ruined farmstead at Strath Sgitheach.

Type and Period (1)

  • FARMSTEAD (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 (SS16) – a hummocky area of grass and heather measuring roughly 20m in diameter has the footings of a farmstead of two indistinct buildings and a corn-drying kiln. The area is in poor peaty/heathery land on the west side of a small burn. The remains of the two buildings are incomplete but generally up to 0.5m high and 0.7m thick, there is some stone composition and the corners of the buildings are square. The larger building is L-shaped and 10m x 3m internally, the smaller 6m x 2.5m. To the NE of the buildings a small corn-drying kiln is built into a bank, it measures 4m x 2.5m internally. <2>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NH 5244 6346 (23m by 22m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH56SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish DINGWALL

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