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Building (19th Century), Enclosure (19th Century)

Site Name Balnalick

Classification Building (19th Century), Enclosure (19th Century)

Canmore ID 259356

Site Number NH43SW 52

NGR NH 43723 31351

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Urquhart And Glenmoriston
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire


Field Visit (21 August 1997)

NH43SW 52 43723 31351

This building stands amongst gorse bushes about 200m WNW of Balnalick. It measures 9.3m from NE to SW by 3.4m transversely within faced rubble walls up to 0.5m high. There is an entrance on the SE and a subrectangular enclosure to the NW.

This may be the western of two buildings depicted here on George Brown's 1808 'Plan of the Davoch of Inchbreen' (National Archives of Scotland RHP 11955) and it is shown roofed (though without the enclosure) on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire 1876, sheet xxviii). It is known locally to have once served as a shop (inf. Mr & Mrs N Lyon, Corrish).

(URQ97 206)

Visited by RCAHMS (SDB) 21 August 1997

Field Visit (April 2020)

NH 43725 31352 (centred) An archaeological desk-based assessment and walkover survey was carried out, in April 2020, ahead of construction of a new access track NW of Balnalick Steading on the N side of Glen Urquhart above Loch Meikle. The survey was required due to the location of the development site within an area containing significant post-medieval and prehistoric archaeological remains.

Eight archaeological sites were recorded, including two previously unrecorded sites. These consisted of the remains of four structures, one with an attached enclosure, a dry stone dyke, and a cairnfield.

Archive: NRHE (intended) Funder: Galbraith

Mary Peteranna – AOC Archaeology Group

(Source: DES Vol 22)


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