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Ault-a-chrinn

Township (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Ault-a-chrinn

Classification Township (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 317551

Site Number NG92SW 28

NGR NG 9460 2034

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Glenshiel
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Skye And Lochalsh
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

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Field Visit (15 February 1998 - 15 February 1998)

The name Ault-a-chrinn does not appear on the 1st edition 1874 OS map, although it is used in the 1861 census. The settlement N and immediately S of the burn seems to have consisted of a cluster of 7 roofed buildings in 1874 of which one was a smithy, as well as at least one unroofed structure, a sheepfold and four small enclosed fields. Just up the burn on its N side was a further 2 roofed buildings. S of the burn by the boat pier were a further 8 roofed buildings.

By 1902 there were 14 roofed buildings around the burn, the two up by the burn and 6 roofed buildings by the boat pier.

Roy's survey of c1750 does not record a township here and it seems that this may be a settlement that developed during the 19th century following the displacement of cottars and crofters when sheep farming was introduced.

Information from NTS: KIN093 (JH and JW) 16th February 1998

NTS Survey

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