MHG26704 - Turf banks and header dam - Lyne


Turf banks at top of Knockbain Brae

Type and Period (2)

  • TURF BANK (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • DAM (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • 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. Top of Knockbain Brae. Turf banks of 2 dams divided by an earthen bank to conserve water on the slope. A short distance further south, a turf wall runs down towards the burn, an estate and parish boundary. The header dams were for a waterwheel at Knockbain Farm. <1>

Note: Site not visible on aerial photographs so location based on grid coordinates. (T. Blackie 08/06/23)

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Grid reference Centred NH 5559 4250 (30m by 30m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH54SE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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