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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 654609

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


ND27SW 25 2189 7456.

A modern crofting settlement comprising four structures, a stone-lined cutting into the N bank of the stream, with a millstone present, and various associated boundaries. Located to the W and S of the stream at the sea-mouth, it is now a very wet site with marsh and reeds partially surrounding the buildings. The walls are mainly grass-covered although some stonework is visible. The buildings are aligned roughly E-W and face S.

C E Batey 1982.

A long-house associated with walls and a bridge. The long-house('a' on plan) is grass-covered, 18m E-W by 4m by 0.5m high, divided internally. Another possible structure is attached to a wall running to NW. A wall ('b' on plan), at least 100m long, very tumbled and grass-covered froms the perimeter of the farms tead. The possible bridge ('c' on plan) consists of tumbled squared stones at the stream. A millstone lies slightly downstream. A structure('d' on plan) of upr ight stone slabs measures 10m E-W by 3m by 0.5m high. An outbuilding 4 by 3m is attached to the N.

R J Mercer 1981.

A farmstead comprising two unroofed buildings, both attached to lengths of field wall, is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Caithness 1876, sheet i), but it is not shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10,000 map (1976).

Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 16 January 1996

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