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Building(S) (Medieval) - (Post Medieval), Cairnfield (Medieval) - (Post Medieval)

Site Name Ranich

Classification Building(S) (Medieval) - (Post Medieval), Cairnfield (Medieval) - (Post Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Rhanich, Upper Rhannich

Canmore ID 14731

Site Number NH78SW 12

NGR NH 71300 80354

NGR Description NH 71300 80354, NH 71308 80328

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NH78SW 12 7114 8037.

At NH 7114 8037, on a NE-facing slope, is a mutilated elongated oval, stone-walled hut similar to one nearby (NH68SE 13) and those at Drumnadrochit (NH53SW 7). It lies with its long axis up and down the slope and measures c16.3m NE-SW by c8.0m between the centres of a wall spread to c3.5m all round. A fence clips the NW side. The entrance in the NE is ill-defined. Modern stone clearance has been thrown into the interior.

Around the hut are a number of stone clearance heaps, (one noted by Ashford (OS reviser) as 'traditionally a burial mound'), which are probably from contemporary cultivation plots.

Surveyed at 1/10,000.

Visited by OS (R L) 22 October 1970.

One roofed and one unroofed building are depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Ross-shire and Cromartyshire 1881, sheet xli), but they are not shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1992).

Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 22 March 1996


Field Visit (November 1978)

Rhanich NH 711 803 NH78SW 12

There are a large number of small cairns situated on either side of an arable field 600m WSW of Carn a' Chait cairn (no. 40). One is traditionally said to be a burial-mound.

RCAHMS 1979, visited November 1978

Field Visit (November 1978)

Rhanich NH 711 803 NH78SW 12

The footings of two stone-built deserted cottages stand among small cairns (NH78SW 12) and modern clearance-heaps on the edge of improved land 550m WSW of Carn a' Chait (NH78SW 7).

RCAHMS 1979, visited November 1978


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