MHG51162 - Quarry and other features in woodland west of Polmaily

Summary

A substantial quarry and three possible charcoal pits within a piece of oak woodland.

Type and Period (2)

  • QUARRY (17th Century to 19th Century - 1700 AD? to 1899 AD?)
  • CHARCOAL BURNERS SITE? (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A walkover survey in 1999 identified a substantial quarry measuring some 30m long and 4m wide marked by an apparently coppiced oak tree (probably the effect of cutting the oak during quarrying operations). At least three circular depressions were noted within the wood, each measuring c.2m in diameter. These are possibly the remains of charcoal pits but may be holes left by tree-throw. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 47457 30606 (228m by 236m) (Mastermap)
Map sheet NH43SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish URQUHART AND GLENMORISTON

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Investigations/Events (1)

External Links (0)

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.