MHG52885 - Consumption dyke, Mellon Charles

Summary

A well-constructed rubble retaining wall identified during a walkover survey.

Type and Period (1)

  • CONSUMPTION DYKE (19th Century - 1801 AD? to 1840 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A well-constructed rubble retainin wall, facing SE, with additions of small field clearance stones forming a substantial bank. The proposed water main will cut through this feature and it is recommended that it be reconstructed in its original style. <1>

The location of this dyke is unclear as the grid reference does not coincide with any mapped feature. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NG 8486 9143 (40m by 40m) (Approximate)
Map sheet NG89SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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Related Investigations/Events (1)

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