- Category: N/A
- Date Added: 28/04/1999
- Type: Secular: settlement, including deserted and depopulated and townships
- Local Authority: Highland
- Parish: Ardnamurchan
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NM 479 689
- Coordinates: 147900, 768900
The monument comprises a depopulated settlement of post-medieval date.
The monument lies in an area of rough grassland at around 60m OD. It comprises the depopulated settlement of Glendrian, one of the former townships of Ardnamurchan. The remains consist of at least 20 houses of a variety of dates and types, 2 enclosures, a head-dyke and a field system. Two of the houses were occupied into the 1940s but the site is now totally deserted.
The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains of the settlement described, part of its field system and an area around them within which related remains may be expected to survive. It is a maximum of 590m NW-SE by a maximum of 250m SW-NE, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.
Statement of National Importance
The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of post-medieval settlement and economy. Although only abandoned in the 1940s the settlement incorporates information for the earlier expansion and contraction of the community who lived here. The buildings are varied in date and style and contain evidence for the complex history of settlement on the site.
RCAHMS records the monument as NM 46 NE 4.
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