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Ryefied House

Structure (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Ryefied House

Classification Structure (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 312498

Site Number NH55NE 190

NGR NH 5690 5642

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Urquhart And Logie Wester
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

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Field Visit (February 2009 - May 2011)

Reference (February 2009 - October 2010)

Building at NH 5690 5642 - not marked on 1st Edition OS survey and not previously recorded.

Within the wooded grounds of Ryefield House the remains of this building are 80m east of the main house. They are overgrown with rhododendrons to the point where it is difficult to determine the extent of the building. The site has probably been enhanced as a garden feature with a recess for a garden seat in the remains of its SW wall

The remains of the rectangular building are quite substantial, mounded, and on a NW-SE alignment. The NW end wall is higher being 0.8m height internally and 1m externally with a curving stone face. The SE end is squared and the obvious footings of the stone wall are just 0.3m height.

The building is thought by the owner of Ryefield House to be a former distillery. There is no nearby water source, but the rounded end suggests a kiln, possibly a malt kiln; a roofed building to the SE, marked on the 1st Edition OS survey, may have had a malt floor

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