MHG57563 - Earthbank, Glenmeinich SW, Invermeinie


Earthbank at Glenmeinich SW, Invermeinie

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  • TURF BANK (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

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Glenmeinich SW, Invermeinie
Farmstead (1029 – 1033) centred on NH 28125 52187 Situated on a terrace on the north side of the river 500m to the SW of the main habitation of Glenmeinich and was recorded by NOSAS in 2007 as part of the Scotland's Rural Past Project. At this point there are broad flat haughs on the valley floor. There is a linear grassy strip close to the river and much poorer marshy and heathery ground on a raised river terrace. The farmstead is situated on a raised knoll on the river terrace, the earth bank a few metres to its east runs along the edge of the river terrace.

1031 Earth bank - NH 28135 52120 (N end) - NH 28105 52140 (S end) Aligned NNE - SSW this bank extends for c100m along the edge of the river terrace, it is generally 0.3m in height and with a spread of 0.6m. It separates the poorer land on the river terrace from the fertile grassy land at a lower level and may be associated with the management of sheep. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2015 APs <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 2813 5209 (12m by 83m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH25SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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