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Swordale

Farmstead (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Swordale

Classification Farmstead (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Druim Mor

Canmore ID 12882

Site Number NH56NE 19

NGR NH 578 661

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NH56NE 19 578 661

This extensive area of deserted settlement covers the summit of a ridge just NW of the chambered cairn NH56NE 19 from which much of the building has probably been derived. What may be a domestic building, measuring 10m from NE to SW by 6m transversely and of dry-stone construction, stands among numerous enclosures.

RCAHMS 1979, visited September 1978.

This deserted settlement is as described by the previous authority; generally the remains are in a poor condition.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS, 27 February 1981.

A farmstead, comprising a partially roofed building is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Ross-shire & Cromartyshire 1881, sheet lxiv).

An unroofed building and an enclosure are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1992).

Information from RCAHMS (AKK), 28 February 1996.

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