MHG53892 - Turf bank and ditch, Strath Lunndaidh


A small heather covered turf bank, probably associated with a small cultivated area which it appears to protect.

Type and Period (2)

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2400 BC? to 560 AD?)
  • DITCH (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2400 BC? to 560 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Small, heather covered turf bank, with a clogged pitch on its upside, possibly associated with the cultivated area to its south-east, which it appears to protect. It trends 070° from here, diagonally across the contours and fizzles out after 20m. It is only 0.4m high and 0.8m wide. <1>

The entry for this site in the gazetteer of <1> is entitled a clearance cairn, but this would not appear to be what the description represents. A Bronze Age/Iron Age date is suggested. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference NC 7904 0065 (point)
Map sheet NC70SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish GOLSPIE

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Related Investigations/Events (1)

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