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Hill Of Nigg

Farmstead (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Hill Of Nigg

Classification Farmstead (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 15292

Site Number NH87SW 20

NGR NH 8425 7185

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Nigg (Ross And Cromarty)
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NH87SW 20 8425 7185

This deserted farm consists of two buildings and probably displays at least two phases of construction. The SE building is of clay-mortar construction while that to the NW has clay walls above a height of about 1m.

RCAHMS 1979, visited September 1977.

A farmstead comprising three unroofed buildings, arranged around a courtyard, and a head-dyke are depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Ross-shire and Cromartyshire 1880, sheet lv). The buildings, but not the head-dyke, are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1981).

Information from RCAHMS (SAH), 10 April 1996

Deserted farmstead; enclosure - tumbled and overgrown.

Rectangular house without obvious gables and with square ends stone walls with unknown core. Outbuildings and yard walls - stone faced with a straw and earth core, well shown in section. Probably more than 100m from cliff top.

CFA/MORA Coastal Assessment Survey 1998.


Field Visit (2013 - 2014)

Rectangular house of stone wall construction. Square ended and with no obvious gables. Outbuilding and yard walls are stone faced with a straw and earth core. Located in pasture, and under gorse and grass cover, under threat from cattle erosion.House 9m*5m. Site exposed to Moray Firth to the East.

Visited by Scotland's Coastal Heritage at Risk (SCHARP) 2013


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