MHG51503 - Consumption dykes at 24 Mellon Charles


Two large, faced consumption dykes built to consume stones from field clearance.

Type and Period (1)

  • CONSUMPTION DYKE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A walkover survey in October 2007 identified two massive, faced, consumption dykes. <1>

The fieldwork report states that these appear to post-date the 1905 2nd edition OS. However, they do appear to be depicted on this map and also on the 1st edition c.1875. <2><2>

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Grid reference Centred NG 85164 91485 (70m by 40m) (Mastermap)
Map sheet NG89SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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