MHG53033 - Boundary Wall and Dyke - Loch Borralie West


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Type and Period (2)

  • WALL (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)
  • BOUNDARY DYKE (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Line of very tumbled walling, visible for 4.5 m ENE/WSW between grassed-over dunes. The tumble spreads up to 1.8 m. The wall is only one course high, made of angular and rounded quartz blocks. There are traces of the associated ground surface to the NW. Large quantity of shell in the sand in this area. Walling has only appeared in last two years (pers comm Sheila Fraser).
In base of sandblow, running beneath eroded sandy sections 1.5 m high on either side.
Fragment of field wall, possibly part of wider agricultural landscape associated with hut circle 15.
Recommendations: Monitor. <1><2>

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Grid reference NC 3765 6674 (point) Approximate
Map sheet NC36NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DURNESS

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