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Upper Raitts

Township(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Upper Raitts

Classification Township(S) (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Balsow; Kerrowdow

Canmore ID 14080

Site Number NH70SE 6

NGR NH 7750 0230

NGR Description Centred on NH 7750 0230

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Alvie
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Badenoch And Strathspey
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NH70SE 6.00 centred on 7750 0230

NH70SE 6.01 NH 773 023 Township

NH70SE 6.02 NH 777 023 Township

NH70SE 6.03 NH 778 021 Building

An extensive depopulated settlement at Upper Raitts of two distinct parts. The more westerly, centred at NH 7735 0227, contains the footings of 17 buildings, ranging in size from c. 15.0m by c. 5.0m to c. 7.0m by c. 3.0m, 2 enclosures, 1 corn drying kiln and several field walls.

The more easterly, centred at NH 7774 0228, is compact, containing the footings of 12 buildings, varying in size from c. 22.0m by c 5.0m to c 7.0m by c 3.0m, 2 enclosures and several field walls.

It is not known whether the name Upper Raitts applies to the area or to the depopulated settlement, nor is the reason or date of depopulation known.

Visited by OS (R L) 29 November 1966; Visible on RAF air photograph

F21 58/RAF/2500: 0090-1: flown 1958

Three areas of settlement named Upper Raitts, Balsow and Kerrowdow are depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire 1872, sheet lxxxvii). Only two areas are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1994) and only the name Upper Raitts is marked.

Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 16 July 1996


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