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Torbreck Burn

Archaeological Landscape (Medieval) - (Post Medieval)

Site Name Torbreck Burn

Classification Archaeological Landscape (Medieval) - (Post Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Torbrake Moriness; A' Bhuaile-fhraoich

Canmore ID 122393

Site Number NC70NW 5

NGR NC 7022 0716

NGR Description centred on NC 7022 0716

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Rogart
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland

Archaeology Notes ( - 1981)

NC70NW 5.00 7022 0716

(Centred NC 702 071) Torbrake Moriness: shown as a group of three buildings with arable.

W Roy 1747-55.

An area of arable land, within which are the remains of an old sheepfold and the footings of three rectangular buildings and a kiln. The buildings vary in size from 6.0m by 3.0m to 16.0m by 4.0m.

Visited by OS (W D J) 14 April 1964.

A crofting settlement abandoned in the 18th / 19th century. There are three buildings footings and ruins of a corn-drying kiln; the settlement, which includes the arable ground, has been enclosed by a bank. A later sheepfold, now dilapidated, is on the site.

Kiln surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (J M) 19 May 1981.


Field Visit (14 May 1995)

NC70NW 5.00 7022 0716

NC70NW 5.01 NC 7023 0717 Sheepfold; Enclosure; Rig; Small cairns (ROG95 985)

NC70NW 5.02 NC 7020 0718 Farmstead; Kiln (ROG95 183-5)

NC70NW 5.03 NC 7017 0721 Hut-circle (ROG95 182)

A number of monuments occupy the interior of an earth-and-stone embanked enclosure which is situated on the level top of a ridge to the NE of the Torbreck Burn. The enclosure measures about 200m across and surrounds a rectangular, two-compartment fold, a farmstead comprising two buildings and kiln, an area of ridging in a patch of dry ground on the S, an extensively robbed hut-circle lies beside the farmstead, and at least four small cairns.

(ROG95 182-5, 985)

Visited by RCAHMS (DCC) 14 May 1995


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