MHG53014 - Loch Croispol South-west


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Type and Period (2)

  • HEAD DYKE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SHIELING HUT? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

a) Linear stony feature formed of boulders, some orthostatic, overall rather ragged and sinuous. Similar in form to site 129. Runs generally N/S from top of scarp above and to W of settlement 132 - along top of first ridge, then descending and climbing to next one. Appears built to use topography and natural crags. Appears to end on craggy ridge above and near top of cairnfield 135, at NC 3873 6807.

b) At N end of dyke is small, D-shaped ?structure, defined by boulder footings, measuring c 4 m N/S x 2.5 m externally, with footings 0.5 m wide.
On NE/SW-running low, craggy ridges running parallel to Loch Croispol and under thick turf and sparse bracken. Overlooks loch to E.
Head dyke associated with settlement 132. Ends above W side of large enclosure 132(e). Small structure at end may be shieling.
Recommendations: Survey and control bracken. <1><2>

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Grid reference NC 3873 6798 (point) Approximate
Map sheet NC36NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DURNESS

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