MHG57684 - Earthbank, Allt Gleadhrach


Earthbank at Allt Gleadhrach

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Allt Gleadhrach

Timber camp and earthbank (1006 and 1007) - centred on NH 2722 5120 This site is about 1.5kms to the NE of the Inverchoran, at the outwash of the Allt Gleadhrach on the SE side of the main river and was recorded by NOSAS in 2007 as part of the Scotland's Rural Past Project. The ground is grassy, well drained and very stoney in parts. There are a few scattered trees in the vicinity. To the NE there is extensive bracken covered pastureland and to the SW there is a grassy area with old tree stumps. From aerial photographs of 1946 it is evident that timber was extracted here during WW2, and there was a bridge over the river to facilitate this.

1006 Earth bank - NH 27457 51266 (corner) A stretch of earth bank in the shape of a dogleg is 200m NE of the burn, bounding the flat ground at the point where there is a change in the slope. It is 60m in length, 0.2- 0.3m in height and has a spread of 2m. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2015 APs <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 2743 5127 (48m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH25SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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