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Record details

Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of curling pond, Broad Wood, Maryburgh


The site of a curling pond depicted on 1st and 2nd edition Ordnance Survey mapping.

Grid Reference:NH 5370 5636
Map Sheet:NH55NW
Civil Parish:FODDERTY
Geographical Area:ROSS AND CROMARTY

Monument Types

  • CURLING POND (Constructed, 19th Century - 1801 AD? to 1876 AD? (at some time))

Other References/Statuses

  • Historic Environment Record: MHG55067

Full description

The Ordnance Survey 1st and 2nd edition maps record the presence of a rectangular curling pond, aligned NW-SE, just east of the route of an overhead power line. <1>-<3>

There was no visible evidence for the curling pond at the location previously recorded on the Ordnance Survey map. The area was covered in woodland which limited visibility, a number of highland cattle were being kept in the wooded area and the animals had badly churned up the ground. <3>

This site now lies beneath houses and gardens at the end of Birch Drive. <4>

<1> Ordnance Survey, 1871-76, Ordnance Survey 1st edition 25 inch map: Ross-shire (Image/Map). SHG23422.

<2> Ordnance Survey, 1904, Ordnance Survey 2nd edition 25 inch map: Ross-shire (Image/Map). SHG23423.

<3> CFA Archaeology Ltd, 2008-2010, Beauly-Dounreay 275kV Overhead Transmission Line: Second Circuit Environmental Statement. Chapter 10: Cultural Heritage, Site 437.2 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG24982.

<4> Tilbury, S, Comment by Sylvina Tilbury, HER Officer, 24/08/2011 (Verbal Communication). SHG23297.

Related Monument/Building records - none

Related Investigations

EHG3360Desk-based assessment and walkover survey, Beauly-Dounreay 275kV Overhead Transmission Line: Second Circuit

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