MHG52523 - Enclosure, Achachork
A horse shoe shaped enclosure containing traces of rig and furrow.
Type and Period (4)
- ENCLOSURE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
- RIG AND FURROW (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
- (Alternate Type) RIDGE AND FURROW (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
- BANK (EARTHWORK) (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
A horse shoe shaped enclosure is depicted on the 1968 Ordnance Survey map attached to the head dyke of Achachork township. During a walkover survey in December 2008 it was noted that the enclosure comprises a substantial turf and stone bank, measuring 2m wide at the base and 1.5m high and in good condition. On the aerial photographs (CPE/Scot/UK175 4076, OS/64/051 101) it can be seen that the interior of the enclosure has traces of rig and furrow in a northeast-southwest direction. <1>
A watching brief took place in June/July 2009 to record a section through the field bank as it was due to be bisected by a new water pipe. The bank was bisected at two locations (illustrations 4 and 5). The bank was composed of a mid brown sandy silt with numerous small to medium sized rounded boulders and occasional large boulders. It measured 2.80m wide and 0.80m in height. <2>
- <1> SHG24122 Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Shaw, C. 02/2009. Storr Forrest Mains Water Pipe Renewal: Archaeological and Built Heritage Desk-based Assessment and Walkover Survey. Jacobs UK. 27/03/2009. Digital. Site 6.
- <2> SHG24482 Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Shaw, C. 08/2009. Storr Forest - Water Treatment Works Pipeline Renewal: Archaeological Watching Brief and GPS Survey. Jacobs Engineering UK Ltd. Digital. Site 6, illustrations 3 and 4, Plate 6.
|Grid reference||Centred NG 48250 45973 (205m by 91m) (Centred)|
|Geographical Area||SKYE AND LOCHALSH|
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