MHG44070 - Borve


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Type and Period (2)

  • TOWNSHIP (Undated)
  • FIELD SYSTEM (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Centred on 445 485

A township, a farmstead and three field-systems are depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire, Isle of Skye 1881, sheet xxiii). (NG 436 493, NG 449 488 and NG 458 476) The township comprises five roofed buildings, which include a school, sixty-six unroofed buildings, several of which are either long, L-shaped or T-shaped buildings and a head-dyke. The farmstead (NG 453 477) comprises two roofed buildings, one unroofed building, an enclosure and a sheepfold.
A crofting township comprising forty-one roofed, two partially roofed and thirty-four unroofed buildings, their associated enclosures and field walls, a head-dyke, three field-systems and the farmstead comprising one unroofed and two roofed buildings are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10560 map (1968).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 16 October 1996

A walkover survey in October 2007 identified several dykes and areas of rig cultivation relating to the field system of Borve township. Other discrete features, such as enclosures and building remains, have been given individual site numbers. <1><2>

A watching brief during the cutting of a trench for a new water main identified the degraded remains of a turf and stone dyke at NG 4545 4798. The dyke runs NNE - E and is visible above ground to 0.8m at its highest point with a wall thickness of 1.6m. Much of the sub-structural stone appears to have been cleared from the dyke. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NG 4449 4850 (100m by 100m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG44NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish SNIZORT

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