MHG26707 - Probable drove road - Holme Wood


Probable drove road in Holme Wood

Type and Period (2)

  • DROVE ROAD (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • TURF BANK (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 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. Balabek Brae.
The public road runs between two roughly parallel turf walls at the edge of and in a fir wood on each side of the road. The road changes alignment slightly, and therefore is not equidistant to the turf walls throughout their length. The distance the turf walls are apart appears to indicate that there was an old route here for driving livestock, perhaps to and from summer sheilings higher up as at OS 582433 (No. 50). <1>

NGR adjusted based on 1999-2001 aerial photographs. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 5763 4398 (239m by 621m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH54SE
Civil Parish KIRKHILL
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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