MHG13120 - Loch Borralan

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Type and Period (1)

  • ENCLOSURE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

LOU 46 Enclosure Height:2m. Defined by a bank. Elevation 145m. (475') 0.0. NC 254117;(1)
NC 2540 1165 A recent survey field enclosure, withbanks about 2m high, now bordering on the Lochinver -Lairg road. <1>

Wasted field bank at map reference but by description may refer to walled park at NC 254 116 (OSFI:JM:14.8.80).

Visited by the Assynt's Hidden Lives project in December 2009. Outwith the south-east side of the enclosure is heather moor, regenerating improved pasture is to the north-west. An earthen bank surrounds an area of improved pasture, and measures 100m by 80m and standing to 1m in height. The bank is in poor condition-part of the enclosure runs directly alongside River Ledmore and a section here is completely absent probably due to river erosion. The bank does not appear on the north-east side of the road possible due to a modern housing platform development and forestry. The feature is also truncated by a forestry track. <2>


<1> Mercer, R. J. & Howell, J.M., 1980, Archaeological field survey in northern Scotland, 1976-1979, LOU 46 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG2510.


<2> Cavers, G & Hudson, G, 05/2010, Assynt's Hidden Lives: An archaeological survey of the the parish, 105, p.116 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG24882.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NC 2540 1165 (60m by 60m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC21SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

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