MHG53094 - Loch Borralie West

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Type and Period (1)

  • ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A rectangular enclosure defined by low stone footings. On the E side the wall is 10.3 m ENE/WSW. Turns at WSW end to run for 15.6 m NNW/SSE. These walls form the E, N and W sides of the enclosure. S side is not evident but would lie in area of stabilised dune to S. This structure is c 2 m below present ground level. The walls are very tumbled and spread up to 2.2 m wide though appears to have been 0.7 m wide originally, with rough inner/outer skins and rubble core. The stone is of all sizes/shapes/types. N of the W wall is a 2.4 m long continuation of the wall-line. This may be a clearance cairn or collapse from the wall. In the interior, limestone bedrock is visible but there are no other obvious features.
Within large fenced deflated area E of plantation. Overlooks Loch Borralie to E.
Stock enclosure or crop exclosure.
Recommendations: Monitor, control rabbits and carry out detailed survey. <1><2>

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Location

Grid reference NC 3803 6741 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet NC36NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DURNESS

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