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Farmstead (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Achnaclerach

Classification Farmstead (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 12485

Site Number NH46NW 1

NGR NH 400 656

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NH46NW 1 400 656.

The farm of Achnachlerich, which stands among larch trees on the left of the road from Gorston to Loch Garve is "girt about with a strange stone dyke of great age. The stones, some immense boulders, are balanced skilfully one on top of another".

A C M Mitford 1936

The farm of Auchnaclerach is mentioned in a late 16th c rent roll.

R Bain 1899

Prince Charles is supposed to have stayed at the farmhouse of Achnacleirach, near Garve.

Aliquis 1893

The present house at Achnachlerach is of no great age, but the foundation of an earlier croft-type house lies in front of it. There is nothing unusual about the wall which encloses the farm. It is a boulder wall rather than a faced rubble dyke, but there is nothing about it to indicate an early date.

Visited by OS (A A) 8 October 1974


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