MHG52524 - Enclosure with rig and furrow, Achachork

Summary

A sub-oval shaped enclosure containing well-preserved rig and furrow in the western half.

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)
  • BOUNDARY BANK (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A sub-oval shaped enclosure was noted on the 1968 Ordnance Survey map during a desk-based assessment in December 2008. On aerial photographs it can be seen that the interior of the enclosure has traces of rig and furrow in a NS-EW direction. <1>

During a watching brief in June/July 2009 it was noted that this stone and turf bank has a maximum width of 1.50m and stands to a maximum height of 1.0m. It is a semi-oval bank enclosing an area of rig and furrow. The rigs are in good condition and clearly visible, following two orientations NW-SE and E-W. The longest rigs are on average 4.0m apart from crest to crest and the short rigs are 7.0m apart. The rig and furrow was also noted on the 1946 aerial photographs. <2>

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NG 48935 45484 (113m by 116m) (Approximate)
Map sheet NG44NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish SNIZORT

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