MHG5326 - Dorie Na Guaile


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Type and Period (2)

  • TOWNSHIP (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1560 AD to 2100 AD)
  • HEAD DYKE (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NG65SW 3 centred on 618 548

NG 618 548. Dorie na Guaile (Miss Nicholson, "Eilean Tigh", Raasay): depopulated township at south end of Rona, comprises about 12 ruined houses, and about 8 outbuildings. There are one or two small enclosures, and lazy-beds cover the sheltered places among the outcrops of rock, principally to N of township.
Doire na Guaile was probably one of the Rona townships created through the evictions of Mr. Rainy of Edinburgh who bought Raasay in 1846, and sent to Rona those unwilling to go to Australia etc, and was probably finally depopulated when Rona people were given crofts in the Fearns district of Raasay in the 1920-30s. (Info from Miss Nicholson and Mr Macleod {Shoemaker}, Clachan, Raasay)
Visited by OS (A S P) 14 June 1961;
Visible on RAF APs 106g/SCOT/UK 36 4041/4042.

A township comprising eight roofed, two unroofed buildings, two enclosures and a head-dyke is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire, Isle of Skye 1879, sheet xix). One roofed, twenty-three unroofed buildings, two of which have attached enclosures, and a head-dyke are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10560 map (1968).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 30 October 1996

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Grid reference Centred NG 6186 5479 (484m by 395m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NG65SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish PORTREE

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