Mclaren family from Blairliargan

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    #37031
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    ,Sunshine
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    more info for dizzylamb:

    Archaeology Notes

    NN63NW 59 61296 36612

    A farmstead, comprising two unroofed buildings, one of which is a long L-shaped building and one enclosure is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Perthshire 1867, sheet lxviii). One unroofed building and one enclosure are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1981).
    Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 24 February 1998.

    This farmstead stands in enclosed pasture on the Milton Morenish estate, to the W of the Allt a’ Mhoirneas and about 400m NW of the A827 road. It comprises three rectangular buildings and an enclosure, all of which were overgrown with bracken on the date of visit. The principal building (BL00 876) originally measured 19.3m from NE to SW by 4.3m transversely within rubble walls now standing up to 1.5m in height, though the quantity of rubble lying at each end suggests that it had stone gables. The interior is divided into two compartments and there is an entrance on the SE, leading into the SW compartment. The building has been extended to the NE by the addition of two further compartments, thus forming a range measuring 37.5m in overall length, and a small outshot, possibly a later animal pen, has been added to the NE gable of the extension.
    The second building (BL00 877) stands at right angles to the first, and to the N of its N corner. It measures 7.8m by 3.3m within walls up to 1.5m high, and it has a wide entrance in the SE end, which may indicate that it served as a cart shed. The third building (BL00 878) is also set at right angles to the first, standing immediately to the S of its S corner; it measures 9.9m by 4.2m within walls now standing up to 1.4m high. Finally, the enclosure is behind the buildings, formed partly by their rear walls and partly by a turf and stone ****. L-shaped on plan, it measures 65m from NE to SW by up to 27m transversely.
    This farmstead is not depicted on John Farquharson’s 1769 Survey of the North Side of Loch Tay (National Archives of Scotland, RHP 973/1, Plan 4), when the site lay on the farm of Blarliargan. It was, however, already roofless by the time of the first edition of the OS 6-inch map (Perthshire 1867, sheet LXVIII), which depicts all the structures just described.
    (BL00 876-8, 2589)
    Visited by RCAHMS (MFTR) 6 June 2000

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    NN63NW 70 61471 36157.

    A farmstead, comprising two roofed buildings, one unroofed building and one enclosure is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Perthshire 1867, sheet lxviii). Two unroofed buildings are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1981).
    Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 24 February 1998.

    This farmstead stands immediately S of the A827 road, about 100m W of the bridge over the Allt a’ Mhoirneas. It comprises two buildings standing at right angles to each other and forming the SW and SE sides of a roughly square yard, while the site of a third building may be marked by a rectangular platform about 50m to the NE.
    The W building (BL00 977) measures 15.2m from NW to SE by 4.2m transversely
    within overgrown rubble walls up to 1.2m in height. It has been divided into two compartments, each having an entrance on the NE. The E building (BL00 978) measures 13.5m from NE to SW by 3.8m transversely within walls up to 0.9m high. The yard, which measures 20m by 17m, is bounded on the NE and NW by drystone dykes. The platform to the NE measures 8.8m in length and 5.6m in breadth, and has been set into the slope on its NNW side (BL00 979; NN 61530 36194).
    A farmstead is shown at this location on John Farquharson’s 1769 Survey of the North Side of Loch Tay (National Archives of Scotland, RHP 973/1, Plan 4), and it is one of six settlements mapped on the farm of Blarliargan. Farquharson depicts six buildings and two enclosures; it is possible that the roughly square yard just described is represented on the map, but the present ruined buildings cannot be matched with any confidence to those shown by Farquharson. The layout depicted on the first edition of the OS 6-inch map (Perthshire 1867, sheet LXVIII) provides a closer match to the existing remains: the buildings described above are shown roofed, along with what may be a third (unroofed) building standing in the yard. The platform to the NE is not depicted. This map applies the name Rynachulig to the site, but this may have been an error, as Rynachulig is (and has been since at least 1769) the name of the farm to the east, across the Allt a’ Mhoirneas. The second edition of the map (Perthshire 1901, sheet LXVIII SE) shows no change from the first edition. By that date the surrounding land had been divided into a series of crofts, all named Morenish by the Inland Revenue Survey of c.1910 (National Archives of Scotland IRS78/215, Nos.162-71).
    (BL00 977-9, 2593)
    Visited by RCAHMS (ATW) 20 July 2000

    that was from the RCAHMS site.

    dunno if it helps.

    hope so

    sunshine

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    Thankyou so very much Sunshine for your help and because of your help I was able to locate the map and other information of the area.
    Thankyou so much!
    Below is the link for anyone else that may be interested!

    http://www.molrs.org.uk/downloads/confproc.pdf

    Best regards
    Carol

    #37032
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    ,Sunshine
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    Carol!

    glad to be of help 🙂

    I realised when i tried to save that pdf file to my comp – that i already had it and had forgotten- otherwise I’d have given you that link!! never mind…

    if i find any other mentions of blarliargan during my searches, I’ll let you know

    Sunshine!!

    #37033
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    ,Sunshine
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    A wee bit of trivia for dizzylamb.

    Watch “39 steps” (watching it right now as part of BBC2’s brit films summer festival). Hannay goes to the Killin area and at some point there is a map on the screen, clearly showing Blarliargan to the right of morenish 🙂

    I know it makes no difference, just made me laugh!

    Sunshine!!

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    ,gordon44
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    Try this website from the national library of scotland http://geo.nls.uk/os6inch/google.html
    zoom in to the area you want , and wait a few seconds and the historic map appears. all the above names from previous threads , blairliargan , tombreck , morenish etc. are all their. gordon

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