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Corn Drying Kiln (Period Unassigned), Farmstead (Period Unassigned), Sheepfold (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Bailtoire

Classification Corn Drying Kiln (Period Unassigned), Farmstead (Period Unassigned), Sheepfold (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 72158

Site Number NC64SE 62

NGR NC 678 448

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC64SE 62 678 448

Bailtoire: Ruins of a house, etc., having been at one time apparently a farm or croft house.

Name Book 1878.

Enclosed within a head dyke are the footings of a single long-house (25m by 5m), a smaller building, associated enclosures, and a corn- drying kiln. Prominent rig-and-furrow cultivation is apparent on the E side. The 'sheepfold' published on OS 6-inch map, 1961 is oval, 15.0m by 12.0m internally, and appears to be contemporary with other pre-Clearance footings. A round-topped, upright stone 1.0m high by 6.0m stands immediately E of the long-house. (cf. NC64SE 58 and NC64SE 59 ).

Visited by OS (JB) 7 August 1978.

This farmstead comprising two unroofed buildings, one of which is a long building and a ring-dyke, and a sheepfold are depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Sutherland 1878, sheet xxxv). One unroofed long building, three other unroofed buildings two circular enclosures, one of which is marked as a sheepfold, and a ring-dyke are shown on the current edition of the OS 10,000 map (1992).

Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 23 August 1995


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