MHG26644 - Possible grouse butt - Ruttle Wood


Possible grouse butt at Ruttle Wood

Type and Period (1)

  • GROUSE BUTT? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

The Inverness Field Club, led by Donald Coghill, surveyed a number of sites in the Aird area between 1987 and 1989. Ruttle Wood.
A moss covered, very low, curved stone breastwork. It is 15 yards long and overlooks sloping ground to the north and was probably constructed as a butt for hunting purposes. A considerable distance to the northeast there are two circular mounds or cairns 5 yards in diameter and 12 yards apart. There are two other similar cairns scattered to the southwest of the breastwork. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 4749 4229 (14m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH44SE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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