MHG62701 - Farmstead - Strath Sgitheach
Ruined farmstead at Strath Sgitheach.
Type and Period (1)
- FARMSTEAD (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- None recorded
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>
- <1> Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Oblique: Bone, J. 01/2010. Strath Sgitheach NH 526 634. Colour. . Digital.
- <2> Text/Correspondence: Marshall, M.. 2020. Walkover survey at Strath Sgitheach by NOSAS. North of Scotland Archaeology Society (NOSAS). Yes. Digital. XY
- <3> Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical: Get Mapping. 2009. Getmapping aerial photography 2009.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 5244 6346 (23m by 22m) (2 map features)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Investigations/Events (1)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/12943 (View HES Canmore entry for this site)
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