MHG42493 - Dunviden Settlement


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  • FIELD SYSTEM (Undated)

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Dunviden. The remains of a depopulated settlement which since it was under sheep-farming in 1873 (ONB 1873), is presumably one of those abandoned during the clearance of Strathnaver between 1814 and 1819.
Name Book 1873; J Prebble 1963.

Dunviden, a deserted township comprises at least nine building footings, including four "longhouses" ranging in size from 22 by 4 to 40 by 4m; the rest vary from 6 by 3 to 18 by 4m. There are also enclosures and field banks and, at NC 7272 5176, the remains of a corn-drying kiln. Rig-and-furrow cultivation occurs on the adjacent haugh of the River Naver.
Revised at 1:10,000. Visited by OS (J M) 19 July 1977.

This township comprises fourteen unroofed buildings, four of which are long buildings, three enclosures and a large area of cultivation, as depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Sutherland 1878, sheet xxvii). Seven unroofed buildings and four enclosures are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10,560 map (12962).
Information fron RCAHMS (SAH) 21 August 1995

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Grid reference Centred NC 7270 5180 (30m by 30m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC75SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish FARR

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