EHG3673 - Desk-based assessment and walkover survey - Loch Hope, Eriboll Estate



Catherine Dagg


May 2011


A desk-based assessment and walkover survey were conducted by C Dagg in 2011 to assess the archaeological impact of a proposed new native woodland planting and regeneration scheme on the Eriboll Estate in Sutherland. The walkover was carried out in two areas designated as 'Compartment 2' and 'Compartment 3'. A survey had been carried out for an area to the south 'Phase (or Compartment) 1' the previous year (see EHG3603). A number of features, including shielings, dyles and walls were recorded, all mostly probably dating to the early modern period, pre-dating the introduction of sheep farming at the beginning of the C19. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Dagg C.. 2011. Loch Hope, Eriboll Estate, Durness, Sutherland: Native Woodland Planting Scheme Compartments 2 and 3 Archaeological Evaluation. Unaffiliated. Digital.



Location Loch Hope, Eriboll Estate
Grid reference Centred NC 45263 55168 (2661m by 4859m)
Map sheet NC45NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DURNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (10)

  • Allt Bhreaig (Monument)
  • Allt Bhreaig (Monument)
  • Bank or dyke - west side of Loch Hope, Durness (Monument)
  • Enclosures - Salachaidh, Durness, Sutherland (Monument)
  • Possible clearance cairn - Allt an Lochain Duibhaidh, Durness (Monument)
  • Possible shieling hut - northwest of Loch Hope, Durness (Monument)
  • Retaining wall - west side of Loch Hope, Durness (Monument)
  • Wall - Allt an Lochain Duibhaidh, Durness (Monument)
  • Wall or pier - west side of Loch Hope, Durness (Monument)
  • Wall or pier - west side of Loch Hope, Durness (Monument)

Record last edited

Nov 27 2014 2:21PM

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