MHG25677 - Enclosure - Allt a' Chruineachd, Dirr Wood, Dores


A small enclosure of possible C18-C19 date at Dirr Wood, Dores.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH53SE 31 590 331

An enclosure is depicted on the 1st editon of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire 1875, sheet xix), but it is not shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1976).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 17 June 1996

A walkover survey was carried out by John Wombell, Anne Coombs and other members of the North of Scotland Archaeological Society (NOSAS) in April 2013 over 2.5 days of an area of Dirr Wood near Dorres. This investigation was carried out to try and put the then recently discovered late Bronze Age hoard at Dores into context with potential sites in the surrounding landscape. This enclosure wall measuring approximately 135m in length was described as very decayed consisting of mostly boulders. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 5906 3317 (82m by 87m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH53SE
Civil Parish DORES
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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