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Building(S) (Period Unassigned), Cairnfield (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Ranich

Classification Building(S) (Period Unassigned), Cairnfield (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Rhanich

Canmore ID 14731

Site Number NH78SW 12

NGR NH 7114 8037

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.

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

RCAHMS 1979, visited November 1978.

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


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