MHG13106 - Ledmore

Summary

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Type and Period (1)

  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

'Wall, 30m by 5Om. Height: O.30m. Curving wall.' <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> Mercer, R. J. & Howell, J.M., 1980, Archaeological field survey in northern Scotland, 1976-1979, Paper 4:LED 8 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG2510.


<2> Cavers, G & Hudson, G, 05/2010, Assynt's Hidden Lives: An archaeological survey of the the parish, 15, p.71-2 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG24882.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NC 2495 1336 (30m by 30m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC21SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

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