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)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NG 48250 45973 (205m by 91m) (3 map features)
Map sheet NG44NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish SNIZORT

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