MHG13042 - Loch Borralan

Summary

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Type and Period (2)

  • ENCLOSURE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUILDING? (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC21SE 8 2644 1084.

(NC 2644 1084) A sub-circular enclosure, 16m in diameter with walls 0.5m in both width and height, lies on the edge of Loch Borralan.
J M Howell 1976, No. 44 (see archive MS/120/1) <1>

The turf-covered remains of an early modern enclosure as planned by Howell (see archive MS/120/1)
Visited by OS (N K B) 23 June 1980.

Surveyed by the Assynt's Hidden Lives project in November 2009. Recorded as in a mostly ruinous condition. Identified as a series of turf covered banks forming an enclosure adjacent to Loch Borralan are located on a small promontory. Dimensions average 11m by 6m, aligned E/W. No obvious function of these banks could be determined, nor is their any indication of probable date. <2>


Untitled Source (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG4464.


<1> Mercer, R. J. & Howell, J.M., 1980, Archaeological field survey in northern Scotland, 1976-1979, 156, LOU 44 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG2510.


<2> Cavers, G & Hudson, G, 05/2010, Assynt's Hidden Lives: An archaeological survey of the the parish, 1, p.66 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG24882.

Sources/Archives (3)

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NC 2644 1083 (60m by 60m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC21SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

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