MHG27374 - Enclosure, cattle pen? Druim an Daraich


Enclosure/cattle pen/drove stance? Druim an Daraich

Type and Period (3)

  • ENCLOSURE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • CATTLE PEN? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • DROVE STANCE? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An enclosure is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire 1876, sheet cxxxv) and on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1974).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 19 August 1996

A walkover survey was undertaken in 2015 by Rough Bounds Archaeology et al, covering the area of the coast running south-west from Saideil Druim an Daraich.

Site 12. Corner (NE) of large area walled off as a possible cattle yard or stance well marked on OS 1:2500 map. Entrance on NE facing wall; walls varying in height from c.75 cms to 1.25 metres. Land inside area sloping now with some large mature trees*. Enclosure irregular shape c. 0.16 of a hectare or just over a third of an acre. Fank or yard referred to as Clanranald’s Orchard but was probably built for containing cattle. (*Some of these trees later identified as cherry). <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2012 aerial photographs. <2>

1st Edition OS 6" <3>

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NM 6815 8413 (53m by 53m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM68SE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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