MHG8068 - Meikle Daan

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  • HOUSE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)

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NH68SE 1 6896 8456.

This two-storeyed house, which is associated with a walled enclosure and ruinous out-buildings, appears at first glance to be of conventional 18th-century appearance. Closer examination reveals an asymmetrical three-bay frontage, and a rear projection contains part of an old stair. The door-lintel is inscribed with the initials A M, M F and the date 1680; the same initials and date are on an elaborately sculptured fireplace lintel which came from Daan and is now in Balnagown Castle (NH77NE 1). Alexander Munro, a minister of Edderton, and his wife, Margaret Forrester, are the persons in question; however, a house at Daan first comes on record in 1592, and some of the remains on this site may antedale the Munro connection.
NSA 1845; A P Forbes 1872; D Macrae 1911; ISSFC 1926; C T McInnes 1940; G Stell 1986.


NSA, 1845, The new statistical account of Scotland by the ministers of the respective parishes under the superintendence of a committee of the society for the benefit of the sons and daughters of the clergy, Vol. 15, Ross and Cromarty, 449 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2597.


Forbes, A P, 1872, Kalendars of Scottish saints, with personal notices of those of Alba, Laudonia and Strathclyde, xxviii (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2204.


Macrae, D, 1911, 'Notice of some unrecorded sculptured stones at Edderton, Ross-shire, and at Foss, Pertshire', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 45 1910-11, p.398-402, 398-400 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1265.


McInnes, C T, 1940, 'Calendar of writs of Munro of Foulis 1299-1823', Scot Rec Soc Vol. 72, Nos. 72, 123, 129 and passim (Text/Publication/Article). SHG3048.


RCAHMS, 1979, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of Easter Ross, Ross and Cromarty District, Highland Region, 31, No. 270 (Text/Report). SHG2670.


Stell, G, 1986, Architecture and society in Easter Ross before 1707, 126; fig. 8.23 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG3139.

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Grid reference Centred NH 6896 8455 (20m by 20m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH68SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish EDDERTON

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