MHG40808 - Enclosure - Druim Mor
An enclosure associated with an abandoned farmstead at Druim Mor, both of which are included in a Scheduled Ancient Monument area.
Type and Period (1)
- ENCLOSURE (Undated)
NH56NE 19 578 661
This extensive area of deserted settlement covers summit of a ridge just NW of chambered cairn NH 56 NE 19 from which much of building has probably been derived. What may be a domestic building, measuring 10m from NE-SW by 6m transversely and of dry-stone construction, stands among numerous enclosures. Visited September 1978. <1>
This deserted settlement is as described by previous authority; generally the remains are in a poor condition.
Surveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS 27 February 1981.
An aerial photograph of the site was taken by R Gourlay of Highland Regional Council in 1983. <2>
The site was photographed by L A Robertson in 1987. <3>
The site was scheduled by Historic Scotland in 1991. <4>
A farmstead, comprising a partially roofed building is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Ross-shire & Cromartyshire 1881, sheet lxiv). An unroofed building and an enclosure are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1992).
Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 28 February 1996.
<1> RCAHMS, 1979, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of Easter Ross, Ross and Cromarty District, Highland Region, 35, No. 324 (Text/Report). SHG2670.
<2> Gourlay, R B, 1983, Deserted settlement and site of numerous cupmarked rocks, from the north-west (Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph). SHG3782.
<3> Robertson, L A, 1987, Depopulation - Druim Mor, Evanton (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG26481.
<4> Historic Scotland, 1991, Entry in the Schedule of Monuments: The Monument known as Drumore, farmstead, field system, chambered cairn and cupmarks (Text/Designation Notification/Scheduled Monument). SHG26459.
- <1> Text/Report: RCAHMS. 1979. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of Easter Ross, Ross and Cromarty District, Highland Region. . 35, No. 324.
- <2> Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph: Gourlay, R B. 1983. Deserted settlement and site of numerous cupmarked rocks, from the north-west. B/W Negative. . Original & digital.
- <3> Image/Photograph(s): Robertson, L A. 1987. Depopulation - Druim Mor, Evanton. B/W Negative. No. Original & digital.
- <4> Text/Designation Notification/Scheduled Monument: Historic Scotland. 1991. Entry in the Schedule of Monuments: The Monument known as Drumore, farmstead, field system, chambered cairn and cupmarks. Digital (scanned as PDF).
|Grid reference||Centred NH 5784 6615 (27m by 21m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
Related Investigations/Events (0)
External Links (3)
- http://data.historic-scotland.gov.uk/pls/htmldb/f?p=2300:35:1177880253467667::::P35_SELECTED_MONUMENT:4945 (Historic Scotland scheduled monument description (old hyperlink))
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/SM4945 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/12882 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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