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ID:MHG17526
Type of record:Monument
Name:Dam, Garrywhin
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Grid Reference:ND 3126 4119
Map Sheet:ND34SW
Civil Parish:WICK
Geographical Area:CAITHNESS

Monument Types

  • DAM (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Other References/Statuses

  • Historic Environment Record: MHG17526
  • NMRS NUMLINK Reference: 9067
  • Old SMR Reference Number: ND34SW0153

Full description

Substantial stone built dam cutting across lower areas between Garrywhin Hill and another to its S, creating a lake on the W side that laps the lower slopes of the hillfort. Substantial tiered stone terraces (see photos). With stone structure on pond side on W that has partially collapsed into pond. Central area has outlet to the E that is now partly blocked with tumble. - HAW 24/05/2005

ND34SW 59 3126 4119
Dam probably for Whaligoe mill (ND34SW 119).
Visited by RCAHMS (GJD) 22 July 1987.

Site was also formerly ND34SW 115.

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MHG44380Parent of: Dam, Garrywhin (Monument)

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