MHG26722 - Ditch - Kirkton Muir


Ditch in Kirkton Muir

Type and Period (1)

  • DITCH (Undated)

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. Kirkton Muir. From the burn, traces of a ditch can be seen running N.N.E. and on through forestry ploughing 40 yards west from the corner of a forestry fence. It continues on into rough gratings, being cut through by a later stone/turf dyke 25 yards north of the corner. After a short distance it swings round gradually to a N.N.W. direction and fades out among bushes in a swampy area. The length of this dry ditch in the rough gratings is 250 yards, and in the best section it is 2 feet deep x 3 feet wide with the upcast to each side. It was probably connected with the clearance cairns in the forestry ploughing to the west. <1>

Note: Site not visible on aerial photographs so location based on grid coordinates. (T. Blackie 12/12/22)

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Grid reference Centred NH 6020 4359 (10m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH64SW
Civil Parish KIRKHILL
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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