MHG53039 - Kyle of Durness East


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Type and Period (2)

  • STRUCTURE (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)
  • METAL WORKING SITE (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Potsherds were recovered in this area during phase 1 walkover survey.

In base of sandblow, 1 m below present ground level, is a right-angled section of walling. It comprises an intermittent line of 5 very large subangularbasal quartzite boulders, 10 m long NE/SW, with another length of walling 3 m long SE/NW. A quantity of slag was recovered 12 m NE of this feature, and a sherd of Medieval pottery was found adjacent to walling. Traces of associated ground surface underlying the stones at N end.
In NE/SW-aligned sandblow that slopes gently to the SW toward the Kyle of Durness.
Possible Medieval structure and/or metal-working site.
Recommendations: Monitor. <1><2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference NC 3762 6669 (point) Approximate
Map sheet NC36NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DURNESS

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