MHG13106 - Ledmore
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Type and Period (1)
- FIELD BOUNDARY (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
A grass-covered curving wall 30 x 50m by 0.3m high (NC 2496 1336). <1>
'Wall. A grass-covered curving wall.
'Abandoned early modern land use.' (OSFI:NKB:1.9.80)
Surveyed by the Assynt's Hidden Lives project in November 2009. This site is located on the lower slopes of a very steep hill, in terrain which slopes fairly gently from SE to NW and is situated within rough heather and bracken moorland. The site consists of long, rounded, earthen turf-covered banks, forming three sides of an enclosure. The banks are fairly well-preserved surviving to a height of up to 0.7m and approximately 0.8-1m wide at base with quite steeply sloping sides in places. The banks run on the north side for a length of about 70m, the east side for about 30m, and on the west side curving towards the south for a length of 80m. A very large gap/entrance is present between the ends of the west and east banks but it is unclear whether this derives from post-abandonment disturbance. <2>
- <1> SHG2510 Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Mercer, R. J. & Howell, J.M.. 1980. Archaeological field survey in northern Scotland, 1976-1979. University of Edinburgh. 30/01/1980. Paper and Digital. Paper 4:LED 8.
- <2> SHG24882 Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Cavers, G & Hudson, G. 05/2010. Assynt's Hidden Lives: An archaeological survey of the parish. AOC Archaeology Group and Historic Assynt. 01/08/2010. Digital. 15, p.71-2.
|Grid reference||Centred NC 2495 1336 (30m by 30m) (Buffered by site type)|
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