MHG80 - Township, Crosben


Site of medieval township. Probably cleared in the mid C19 with further buildings being abandoned late C19-mid C20.

Type and Period (1)

  • TOWNSHIP (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

See Thumbnail Photo - House platform and wall footings.
Photo by John Wombell, 30/7/01.

Two unroofed buildings, one roofed building, two enclosures, a sheepfold and a head-dyke are depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Argyllshire 1875, sheet xli). Three unroofed buildings, one partially roofed building and two enclosures are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1974).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 13 May 1998

NM75SW 6 centred on 719 543

Crosben: The outlines of 8-9 houses, enclosures, grain-kiln etc, occupied by 1755, probably cleared 1838. Also, at NM 719 538 are the remains of a house probably built c. 1838, occupied by 1841, abandoned c. 1882, when the house at NM 720 543 was built. This was abandoned in 1950.
P Gaskell 1968

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Grid reference Centred NM 7190 5430 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NM75SW
Civil Parish MORVERN
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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