MHG51345 - Boundary dyke at Cnoc a' Chrochaire

Summary

A boundary dyke associated with several shieling huts/mounds.

Type and Period (1)

  • BOUNDARY DYKE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The site was visited by RCAHMS in November 1990. A boundary dyke was observed on the NW slope of Cnoc a'Chrochaire with several shieling mounds arranged along its line. The bank appears to pre-date several of the mounds. <1>

A site visit was made in September 2008 to assess the potential archaeological impact of a proposed development to the west of the site. It was observed that the remains lie on a natural platform at grid refs. NG 2726 5568 (north end) and NG 2723 5562 (south end). <2>


<1> RCAHMS, Canmore, online database of the Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) (Interactive Resource/Online Database). SHG23282.


<2> Wildgoose, M, 09/2008, Site Visit and Assessment: Proposed Development South of 33 Lochbay (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG23923.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NG 27228 55632 (64m by 204m)
Map sheet NG25NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish DUIRINISH

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