MHG8328 - Kirkan
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Type and Period (1)
- FARMSTEAD (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
Situated on a gentle NE-facing slope some 500m S of the Ullapool road bridge over Feith Bhaite are remains of a deserted farmstead set within a substantial enclosure wall. The farmstead comprises 3 buildings, all aligned E-W, largest of which measures 18m x 5m with two separate compartments. One cruck slot is visible in S wall of smaller W compartment. Both compartments have a single entrance in S wall. Two smaller buildings, 3.5m x 3m and 6m x 4m are found immediately to S together with a yard. The larger of two has revetting on its S downslope wall. This has prevented wall collapse. Clearance cairns and traces of rig are visible and there is a possible enclosure on a rise at N end of site. A track is visible running NW from buildings towards a sheep stell at NH 363 699, passing near an area of improved ground. There are stone footings of a three-sided enclosure at NH 3663 6970. <1>
The farmstead was visited by members of NoSAS in 2014 and subject to a measured survey. Two additional buildings were noted to the west, one of which was circular. <2>
- <1> Text/Publication/Article: Jack and Kilpatrick, C and A K. 1992. 'Kirkan (Contin parish): deserted farmstead, rigs, clearance cairns, enclosures, track', Discovery and Excavation in Scotland 1992, p.45. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland. 45. 45.
- <2> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Blackburn, E. & Marshall, M.. 2014. Kirkan Enclosure and Farmstead. North of Scotland Archaeological Society. . Digital.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 3686 6969 (286m by 268m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/77987 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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