MHG53107 - Field Walls - Loch Borralie North-west

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Type and Period (1)

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

a) Linear stony feature, 8.7 m NNE/SSW, 1 course high and spread to 0.6 m wide. Mostly basal quartzite, of all shapes and sizes, and some limestone.

b) Parallel to (a) about 3.9 m to the W is another linear stony feature of similar character, 5.25 m long. This wall is slightly more ephemeral than (a)

The ends of both walls disappear into erosion faces. There is a lot of shell between the walls and traces of old ground surface between the walls and SW of (b).
Within deep eroded gully, 2 m below ground level at N and NW.
Parallel walls delineating ?strip fields (cf sites 95, 98, 99, 102, 104).
Recommendations: Monitor and survey. <1><2>

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Location

Grid reference NC 3812 6771 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet NC36NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DURNESS

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