Font Size

100% 150% 200%

Background Colour

Default Contrast
Close Reset


Farmstead (Period Unassigned)(Possible), Shieling Hut(S) (Post Medieval)

Site Name Bunisdale

Classification Farmstead (Period Unassigned)(Possible), Shieling Hut(S) (Post Medieval)

Canmore ID 6200

Site Number NC74SW 13

NGR NC 738 442

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number AC0000807262. All rights reserved.
Canmore Disclaimer. © Copyright and database right 2024.

Toggle Aerial | View on large map

Digital Images

Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Farr
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland

Archaeology Notes

NC74SW 13 738 442.

NC 738 442 Bunisdale.

W Roy 1747-55.

At a confluence of streams are the turf covered footings of thirteen rectangular buildings, of which twelve are undoubtedly shielings average size 5.0m by 3.0m. The other structure at NC 7379 4407 is possibly a bi or tri partite shieling, but more likely it is a deserted croft house. There are traces of land drainage (and presumably crop growing), and the evidence of a name Bunisdale (Roy 1747-55) (not verified locally) suggests permanent settlement. Most of the shielings occur within an enclosing field wall.

Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (N K B) 8 June 1977.

What may be a farmstead comprising two unroofed buildings is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Sutherland 1878, sheet xxxvi). Five unroofed buildings are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10,000 map (1986).

Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 30 August 1995.


MyCanmore Image Contributions

Contribute an Image

MyCanmore Text Contributions