MHG57599 - Enclosure, Creag Iucharaidh


Enclosure at Creag Iucharaidh

Type and Period (1)

  • ENCLOSURE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

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Creag Iucharaidh

Buildings, enclosure and milestone (1011 - 1013 and 1144) - centred on NH 2625 5084 Situated on a SE facing grass and heather slope between the river and the road. The sites are opposite the township of Blar na Beithe and there is an old track immediately to the east which would have provided the access to the township by way of a ford.

1013 Enclosure - NH 26280 50846 This sub-circular enclosure is situated on a steepish slope. It appears as a sloping platform with a substantial turf bank around the W and N arcs. The platform is 13m x 15m and has substantial underbuild to the SE (there is no enclosing wall to this arc). The earth bank enclosing the W and N part of the enclosure is 0.7m in height and has a spread of 1.5m; it is c20m in length and has an entrance at the centre. A further turf bank heads off northeastwards for 27m before turning east down the hill for a further 15m; it is 0.5m in height and heather covered. It is cut by an old track which heads from the present road in a SW direction towards a ford and the township of Blar na Beithe on the other side of the river (marked on 1st edition OS survey). <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 APs <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 2627 5085 (17m by 17m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH25SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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