MHG31089 - Boundary wall, Glac an Tobair
Boundary wall, Glac an Tobair
Type and Period (1)
- BOUNDARY DYKE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- None recorded
Glac an Tobair
Almost a kilometre of shore-line is covered under this name. There are increasing numbers of cleared landing places and associated but remains. The woodland descends steeply to the shore in several places. Several of the best preserved huts are also in this area. The"long dyke"also starts here and progresses up from the shore then westwards on approximately the 90m contour for about 1.5km, and finishes abruptly at the Allt Mhogh¬Sgeir. This same dyke project was also started from a western position at Rubha Leac an Aoil, opposite to the Barrisdale moorings, when it was taken in an easterly direction as far as the Allt Granda. The 2 km in middle was never completed, and it remains a mystery as to why this"long dyke"project was started and what event caused it not to be completed. These sites were recorded by NOSAS in 2002 as part of an archaeological survey of Inner Loch Hourn.
Site: 306. Dry-stone boundary wall nicknamed the "long dyke" for easy reference. Well built with a turf cope, but somewhat ruinous near to the shore. Heads NNE to start with then veers west higher up, to contour at around the 90m level. <1>
NGR adjusted based on Ordnance Survey Mastermap <2>
1st Edition OS 6" <3>
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Wombell, J.. 04/2002. Archaeological Survey of Inner Loch Hourn. North of Scotland Archaeological Society (NOSAS). 04/04/2002. Digital. p.26 Site 306.
- <2> Image/Map: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Mastermap. Digital. XY
- <3> Image/Map: Ordnance Survey. 1881. Ordnance Survey 1st edition 6 inch map: Ross-shire. Digital.
|Grid reference||Centred NG 9170 0782 (1354m by 186m) (Buffered by site type)|
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