MHG52680 - Enclosure, Tor Hoilartich


A large sub-divided enclosure surrounding a knoll, recorded in the early 19th century.

Type and Period (1)

  • ENCLOSURE (Constructed, 18th Century to 19th Century - 1747 AD to 1813 AD (at some time))

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A large sub-divided enclosure, 150m SW-NE by 100m surrounds a knoll (named Tor hoilartich in 1813 ) on the NW bank of the North Garvan River, near its confluence with the South Garvan River. It is defined by a heavily overgrown bank of earth and stone, 1.20m wide and 0.60m high. It was recorded in 1813, associated with a group of houses beside Tor hoilartich. (See Fig 5) The enclosure and houses were out of use by 1872, when the OS 1st Ed.6" map was surveyed.
It was felt that this enclosure should be preserved as a feature in the landscape. <1>

This feature is no longer at risk from the proposed scheme. The proposed pipeline will run close to the west side, particularly at the NW corner, but will not cut through the bank. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NM 97425 76915 (133m by 140m) (Centred)
Map sheet NM97NE
Civil Parish ARDGOUR
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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