MHG62714 - Probable Colby Camp, Meall Gorm - Fannich


A probable Colby Camp near Meall Gorm

Type and Period (1)

  • COLBY CAMP? (19th Century - 1820 AD? to 1846 AD?)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A building is shown on the current 1:25000 OS map at 923m asl in an exposed position on a broad ridge about 350 metres west of the summit of Meall Gorm in the Fannich mountain range. When visited it appeared to consist of three open-ended compartments, facing east. See attached diagram for approximate dimensions and shape. (Accurate measurement was impractical in the context of 40mph winds and blizzard conditions). In view of its position and altitude this is likely to be a Colby Camp. The interior of the structure was covered in snow at the time of the visit, so internal detail was not discerned. Of note is that the middle compartment has the remains of a roof, which consists of corbelled flat stones. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 2242 6954 (8m by 13m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH26NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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