MHG53059 - Loch Borralie West


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Type and Period (1)

  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

27 m NNW and slightly upslope of site 40 is a bicompartmental structure aligned NE/SW. Defined by low turf-covered banks with some stone protruding. The whole structure is 14.7 m long externally. The SW compartment is 8.7 m long x 4.9 m wide, the NE 6 m long x 2.8 m wide. The NE compartment seems to taper from the SW to NE. There is no gap in the bank seperating the two compartments. The visible stones are subangular blocks of undressed quartzite. The walls seem to be 2 stones (0.4m) wide and only one course high. There may be an entrance in the east walll of the largest compartment but much stone has been robbed. The same is true for the W wall of the smaller compartment, although the most likely entrance here is again on the E side where the two compartments meet. The height of the banks is 0.2 - 0.3m. The structure has probably been heavily robbed for the adjacent sheep shelter.
On N slope of small valley overlooking Loch Borralie to E and Kyle of Durness to W and S. Nettles and ferns within the enclosure.
A two room dwelling. Probably pre- Clearance
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Grid reference NC 3776 6704 (point) Approximate
Map sheet NC36NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DURNESS

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