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)
- None recorded
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>
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Dagg, C and Wood, J. 11/2007. Desk-Based Assessment and Walk-over survey: Aultbea to Mellon Charles Water Main Renewal. Highland Archaeology Services Ltd. 20/11/2007. Digital. Site 16.
- <2> Image/Map: Ordnance Survey. 1871-76. Ordnance Survey 1st edition 25 inch map: Ross-shire. Digital.
- <3> Image/Map: Ordnance Survey. 1904. Ordnance Survey 2nd edition 25 inch map: Ross-shire. Digital.
|Grid reference||Centred NG 85164 91485 (70m by 40m) (Mastermap)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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