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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 736694

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NF86SE 17 87760 63149.

Field recording and detailed laboratory analysis of this roof were undertaken as part of an ongoing archaeological analysis of Scottish thatched roofs. The building was last occupied and rethatched in the 1970s but the roof has now largely collapsed. Large rectangular turves made up the basal layer upon which were laid a mixture of marram grass and barley straw. Subsequent rethatching was done with layers of heather, separated by thin layers of bracken and held in position by heather ropes.

Sponsor: Historic Scotland

T G Holden 1996

Information to follow. Undergoing survey as part of Scottish Farm Buildings Survey.

Information from RCAHMS (GPS) October 1998.

This farmstead comprises a sub-rectangular, two-cell, three-bay and hipped-roofed house (possibly once a byre dwelling), and a post-1900 gabled byre and a hipped-roofed henhouse, both to the NW. All the buildings are of drystone rubble, partly harled and pointed. Parts of the heather thatch and roping remain on the house and henhouse roofs. The byre is roofless. The end and central chimney stacks are later insertions in the dwelling, which has clay daub on its interior walls. Details in this building include a wooden door-latch and lock, and sash and fixed windows.

Visited 1998.

Information from RCAHMS (SS), 10 February 2006.

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