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Building(S) (Post Medieval), Enclosure (Post Medieval)

Site Name Ruthven

Classification Building(S) (Post Medieval), Enclosure (Post Medieval)

Canmore ID 78612

Site Number NH62NW 31.02

NGR NH 6016 2705

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Dores
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire


Field Visit (19 March 1993)

NH62NW 31.02 6017 2705

This group of about nine buildings, which is disposed around a large rectilinear earthen-banked enclosure to the WNW of Ruthven farmhouse, occupies the edge of a terrace. The enclosure is later than at least one of the buildings (USN93 350), and is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire 1875, sheet xxx), on which four roofed buildings are shown, but the sites of only two (USN93 295-6) have survived subsequent activity. Many of the buildings have been reduced to little more than platforms, which appear to be roughly rectangular on plan. They range in size from 9.8m to 23m in length by between 5.3m and 6.9m in breadth over walls reduced to stony banks between 1.3m and 2.1m in thickness and up to 0.3m in height. One of the buildings (USN93 298) displays rounded ends, whilst two others display traces of what may be bedneuks (USN93 296, 351).

(USN93 295-9, 350-2)

Visited by RCAHMS (PJD), 19 March 1993.


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