MHG53138 - Kyle of Durness East


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Type and Period (2)

  • BOUNDARY WALL (Medieval - 1058 AD? to 1559 AD?)
  • SHIELING HUT? (Medieval - 1058 AD? to 1559 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Linear stony feature, comprising a tumbled line of quartzite subangular blocks and rubble c 95 m long N/S and up to 2 m wide. At the S end a small 'D-shaped' structure abuts the wall on the W, 4.3 m N/S x 3.6 m externally, with wall two stones wide (with gap between stones) or one large boulder wide (c0.6 m). The wall twists and weaves along the contour and limestone crags and is difficult to distinguish in places from the general glacial debris around it, from which the wall is built. At N end it turns to W for 4.2 m.
In sloping , W-facing valley between limestone outcrops and dunes to N and S, under thin heather and grass cover. Overlooks mouth of Kyle of Durness.
Field boundary or wall for stock control, with possible shieling structure attached.
Recommendations: None. <1><2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference NC 3768 6821 (point) Approximate
Map sheet NC36NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DURNESS

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