MHG2468 - Farmstead, Achvarasdal


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Type and Period (2)

  • TOWNSHIP (Undated)
  • HEAD DYKE (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Renumbered from NC96SE0039A
JHooper, 7/10/2002
NC96SE 57 centred on 993 621

Achvarasdal is an abandoned farmstead comprising a longhouse 20m by 7m with a central division; and an enclosure 17m by 6m attached to its west side. A second enclosure, 10m by 4m, lies to the SW and both enclosures are attached to a third which is subrectangular,78m by 32m.
R J Mercer 1985.

What may be a small township comprising two unroofed long buildings, a structure and an enclosure is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Caithness 1877, sheet x). A head-dyke found during the field survey (Mercer 1985) runs E-W across the full extent of the site to the N of the buildings. Three unroofed buildings, a structure and an enclosure are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10,000 map (1987).
Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 11 September 1995.

Mercer, R. J. & Hill, P.H., 1985, Archaeological field survey in northern Scotland: Volume III: 1982-1983, 163-4, No. FOR 58-60; fig. 86 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG2512.

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Grid reference Centred NC 9936 6206 (428m by 221m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC96SE
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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