MHG7778 - Achnaclerich Farm
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Type and Period (2)
- FARMSTEAD (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
- DYKE (Undated)
- None recorded
Farm GR corrected to above, NB note that this is the posited site of early celtric chapel (NH46NW9992) is the dyke significant? - HAW 8/2003
1st ed OS shows large L shaped building 2 others to E & W, series of paddocks, unroofed buildings - HAW 8/2003
NH46NW 1 400 656.
The farm of Achnachlerich, which stands among larch trees on the left of the road from Gorston to Loch Garve is "girt about with a strange stone dyke of great age. The stones, some immense boulders, are balanced skilfully one on top of another".
A C M Mitford 1936
The farm of Auchnaclerach is mentioned in LC16th rent roll.
R Bain 1899
Prince Charles is supposed to have stayed at the farmhouse of Achnacleirach, near Garve.
Present house at Achnachlerach no great age, but the foundation of an earlier croft-type house lies in front of it. There is nothing unusual about wall which encloses farm. It is a boulder wall rather than a faced rubble dyke, but there is nothing about it to indicate an early date.
Visited by OS (A A) 8 October 1974
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Aliquis. 1893. Guide to Loch Broom. 7.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Bain, R. 1899. History of the ancient province of Ross. 423.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Mitford, A C M. 1936. Guide to Wester Ross: Ullapool, Lochbroom Dundonnell, Gairloch, Achnasheen, Garve with historical and descriptive notes. 2nd ed.. 13.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 3999 6560 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/12485 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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