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Moine Thorranach

Farmstead (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Moine Thorranach

Classification Farmstead (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Lochdrum House

Canmore ID 80851

Site Number NH27NE 4

NGR NH 2597 7573

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Lochbroom
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NH27NE 4 2597 7573

Situated on the S-facing slopes above Loch Droma some 600m ENE of Lochdrum house and visible from the road are the remains of two stone buildings aligned E to W. The larger building measures 12m by 4m with no visible partitions. A small addition measuring 2m by 2m has been built onto the W end. The second building, some 18m to the W, measures 8m by 2.5m. Surrounding an area N and adjoining buildings are the stone footings of an enclosure wall.

C Jack and A K Kilpatrick 1992.

An unroofed building is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Ross-shire and Cromartyshire 1881, sheet xlix). Two unroofed buildings are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10560 map (1966).

Information from RCAHMS (SAH), 21 February 1996.


Field Visit (July 2012 - August 2012)

NH 2590 7572 (centred on) This site, which has been previously recorded as a farmstead consisting of two buildings and a wall enclosing improved ground, was surveyed in July – August 2012. The site is located on a S-facing slope 600m ENE of Lochdrum Farmstead and the two stone-built buildings and wall to the N were in the locations previously noted. The remains of two additional buildings were recorded 100m to the W. These stone-built buildings/?byres were at a lower level and in a sheltered position on the W side of a small burn.

Archive: Highland HER and RCAHMS

Meryl Marshall,



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