MHG630011 - Possible site of Old Kiltarlity manse and garden - Kiltarlity


The possible site of Old Kiltarlity manse and garden with a small ancient burial ground and later sheep dipper.

Type and Period (4)

  • MANSE? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • GARDEN? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • CEMETERY? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • SHEEP DIP (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The Inverness Field Club, led by Donald Coghill, surveyed a number of sites in the Aird area between 1987 and 1989. Fanallan.
On triangular shaped waste ground adjoining the road at the foot of Culbokie Brae there are faint traces of what may be the manse and garden of Old Kiltarlity. Here in the recent past children had gathered apples and the mature hardwood trees were known locally as the minister's trees. The site also contains a derelict sheep dipper below which there is a small ancient burial ground now completely hidden beneath dense vegetation. It is said that human bones were found when the dipper was being dug. A now disused and overgrown road ran past the west side of the site from the public road at the bottom of the brae to the public road at Lonbuie Lodge. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 1999-2001 vertical aerial photographs. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 4865 4248 (113m by 115m)
Map sheet NH44SE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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