MHG26679 - Enclosure - Balblair Wood


Enclosure by Balblair Wood

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

On boundary between parishes of Kilmorack and Kiltarlity and Convinth.

The Inverness Field Club, led by Donald Coghill, surveyed a number of sites in the Aird area between 1987 and 1989. Southeast of Balblair Wood, there are soil and small stone footings of a rectangular enclosure 23 yards x 11 yards. Entrance may have been at the northeast end as footings can scarcely be traced here. 95 yards to the north there is a rampart 13 yards long crossing a hollow. To the northeast, there are extremely faint traces of a turf rectangular enclosure 30 x 34 x 14 yards. The edge of a very steep bank forms one side at an angle with perhaps a gateway at the end of the 14 yard length. <1>

Note: Site not visible on aerial photographs so location based on grid coordinates. (T. Blackie 21/06/23)

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Grid reference Centred NH 5030 4369 (60m by 60m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH54SW
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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