MHG54969 - Earthwork banks, Loy Bridge


A roughly square arrangement of earthworks of unknown origin.

Type and Period (2)

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • (Alternate Type) NATURAL FEATURE? (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Located at NN 15078 81999, immediately adjacent to Pole 96 on an existing overhead line which runs along level ground between the B8004 and the canal, is an earthwork of unknown origin. It comprises banks of grass-covered soil forming a roughly square arrangement, some 6-8m across, 2.5m high and open on its north side. Other banks run to the north and south from this feature.
These banks may well constitute a natural feature, perhaps resulting from glacial or riverine activity. However, until this feature can be investigated more thoroughly, the area should be avoided during works associated with the new power line. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NN 15076 82014 (20m by 31m) (Approximate)
Map sheet NN18SE
Civil Parish KILMALLIE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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