MHG10950 - Dunviden Settlement
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Type and Period (1)
- TOWNSHIP (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
NC75SW 20 727 518.
(NC 727 518) Dunviden. The remains of a depopulated settlement which since it was under sheep-farming in 1873 (ONB 1873), is presumably one of those abandoned during the clearance of Strathnaver between 1814 and 1819.
Name Book 1873; J Prebble 1963.
Dunviden, a deserted township comprises at least nine building footings, including four "longhouses" ranging in size from 22 by 4 to 40 by 4m; the rest vary from 6 by 3 to 18 by 4m. There are also enclosures and field banks and, at NC 7272 5176, the remains of a corn-drying kiln. Rig-and-furrow cultivation occurs on the adjacent haugh of the River Naver.
Revised at 1:10,000. Visited by OS (J M) 19 July 1977.
This township comprises fourteen unroofed buildings, four of which are long buildings, three enclosures and a large area of cultivation, as depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Sutherland 1878, sheet xxvii). Seven unroofed buildings and four enclosures are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10,560 map (12962).
Information fron RCAHMS (SAH) 21 August 1995
|Grid reference||Centred NC 7270 5178 (146m by 330m) (Buffered by site type)|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/6309 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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