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Big Sand

Township (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Big Sand

Classification Township (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 104950

Site Number NG77NE 11

NGR NG 753 792

NGR Description centred at NG 753 792

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Gairloch
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NG77NE 11 centred on 753 792

A crofting township, comprising sixty-nine roofed, five partially roofed and twenty-one unroofed buildings is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Ross-shire 1881, sheet xliv). Thirty-seven roofed, six partially roofed and forty unroofed buildings are shown on the current editions of the OS 1:10000 map (1991) and 1:10560 map (1968).

Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 19 April 1996.

NG 799 7840 to NG 7614 8050 An archaeological desk-based assessment and walkover survey were undertaken for the proposed route of the Gairloch Water Supply Project. The following unrecorded sites were located:

Sand School

NG 7600 7935 (centre) Buildings, cultivation rigs.

Full report deposited in Highland SMR and the NMRS

Sponsor: Earth Tech Engineering Ltd for Scottish Water

S Farrell 2002


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