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Wester Clunes

Bothy (Period Unassigned), Still (Period Unassigned)(Possible), Wall (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Wester Clunes

Classification Bothy (Period Unassigned), Still (Period Unassigned)(Possible), Wall (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 116688

Site Number NH54SW 36

NGR NH 545 410

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Kiltarlity And Convinth
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NH54SW 36 545 410

NH 44/54 OS 545410 No. 97 Wester Clunes.

In a secluded spot there is a roofless small sunken stone-built bothy with soil banked up against, and surrounding, the exterior.The inside dimensions are 6 yards x 5 yards. The fallen-in turf roof now leaves the inside wall less than 3 feet high. There is a 2 feet wide opening in the gable at the N.E. corner. At the opposite and lower end the 2 feet wide opening is in the centre. The end wall is slightly splayed outwards towards this centre opening. Silted up stone drains in the former arable area above have probably now reduced the volume of water in the small stream which runs past the side of the bothy. This building may have been constructed for the purpose of distilling, as local tradition informs us that there was a copper pot buried in the vicinity. The site was also used as a sheep dipper. There is a short length of ancient stone and/or soil walling running south to north, a little distance further up.

D E Coghill et al 1989.


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