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Type and Period (2)

  • BOUNDARY DYKE (19th Century - 1801 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GATE PIER (19th Century - 1801 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC27SE 3.05 NC 25784 74630 to NC 26755 73977 (Midpoint at NC 26148 74230) <1>

NC27SE 3.05 NC 25784 74630 to NC 26755 73977 (Midpoint at NC 26148 74230)

A substantial drystone wall marks the boundary between land owned by the Northern Lighthouse Board (NLB) and land owned by the Ministry of Defence. The wall was built in 1828 to delineate about 60 acres (c.25ha) of ground leased to the NLB by the Reay Estates (Sutherland Estates after 1829). Where best preserved, the wall measures 0.7m thick at the base tapering to about 0.4m below a rounded cope at a height of 1.5m in height. There is a gateway in the wall 270m S of the lighthouse which allows the contemporary road to pass through it. One of the two original gate-piers is visible on the NW, sandwiched between the end of the wall and one of a pair of large piers that probably date to around the middle of the 19th century. The original SE pier has been removed.

(CWTC08 415)

Visited by RCAHMS (JRS, JH) 12 August 2008.

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Grid reference Centred NC 2627 7426 (964m by 823m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC27SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DURNESS

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