MHG21635 - Township, Gruinard Island
Township, Gruinard Island
Type and Period (1)
- TOWNSHIP (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- None recorded
A township comprising four unroofed buildings, three enclosures, one of which has four compartments, and a head-dyke is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Ross-shire and Cromartyshire 1881, sheet xx). Three unroofed buildings, one roofed building attached to a two compartment enclosure, three other enclosures and a head-dyke are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10560 map (1969).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 13 February 1996
A survey of Gruinard Island was undertaken in 2018 by Jim Buchanan and Anne MacInnes with assistance from Gordon Grant and Karen Buchanan as part of a study of the island for Gairloch Museum.
Roy’s Military map 1747 shows a cluster of buildings and cultivation on the SE part of the island, and the Ist and 2nd edition OS maps show unroofed buildings and walls. There did not seem to be many people living permanently on the island so perhaps people travelled the short distance from the mainland to utilise the sheltered SE part of the island to supplement their acreage. What appears to be a type of head dyke would have separated the cultivated areas from any grazing livestock. <1>
NGR adjusted based on 2009 AP’s <2>
1st Edition OS 6" <3>
- <1> SHG28165 Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Buchanan, J. & MacInnes, A.. 2018. An Archaeological Survey of Gruinard Island. Unaffiliated. Digital.
- <2> SHG27382 Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical: Get Mapping. 2009. Getmapping aerial photography 2009. XY
- <3> SHG23411 Image/Map: Ordnance Survey. 1881. Ordnance Survey 1st edition 6 inch map: Ross-shire. Digital.
|Grid reference||Centred NG 9462 9352 (619m by 1186m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Investigations/Events (1)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/105103 (View HES Canmore entry for this site)
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