MHG53010 - Loch Croispol South-west


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Type and Period (2)

  • HEAD DYKE (Unknown date)
  • (Alternate Type) BOUNDARY DYKE (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Long, curvilinear feature running broadly E/W but kinking and curving several times, 250-300 m long. Defined by intermittent line of large boulders, in some places with very low turf-covered bank between stones. Two concentrations of small cairns abut the feature on the N, while another cairn lies 23 m to the S of it; these are very similar in character to the cairns of site 114 and could be outliers of that cairnfield, which occupies the ridge top rising immediately to the S of the linear feature..

Grid references:
NC 3871 6785 - at E cluster of cairns
NC 3855 6792 - W end of boundary
NC 3876 6786 - E end of boundary
NC 3866 6787 - at W cluster of cairns
Heather and grassland running across 30 and up towards 40m contour.
Views into small valleys at N and E to loch Borralie and Balnakeil Craft Village.
Possible headdyke associated with Medieval to post-Medieval settlement remains in valleys to N, but could be of prehistoric date.
Recommendations: Survey. <1><2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference NC 3867 6789 (point) Approximate
Map sheet NC36NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DURNESS

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