MHG55759 - Wall or pier - west side of Loch Hope, Durness

Summary

A double row of set stone footings extending from the shingle into the water on the west side of Loch Hope, Durness, may be the remains of a wall or pier.

Type and Period (2)

  • WALL? (Unknown date)
  • PIER? (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A double row of set stone footings extending from the shingle into the water on the west side of Loch Hope, Durness, may be the remains of a wall or pier. The site was seen during a walkover survey by C Dagg in 2011 in advance of a proposed forestry planting scheme. This was best preserved at the east, loch, end and a scatter of rubble at the west end suggested disturbance or demolition. There was no indication that the feature continued west above the shingle. It may have been the remains of a pier for landing boats or a fishing stance. Together with Site 4 (see MHG55760) it may have been one side of a contained landing and loading area for livestock. <1>

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NC 45215 53927 (14m by 13m)
Map sheet NC45SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DURNESS

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