MHG58232 - Dyke - Camas Phail


A dyke, cutting off the peninsula from the Inverewe Estate, was identified in the National Trust for Scotland's DBA and walkover survey 1998.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A dyke was identified in a DBA and walkover survey undertaken by the National Trust for Scotland at their Inverewe Estate in 1998. The estate was crossed by a number of broad, straight turf dykes which are presumed to be contemporaneous with each other. It seems likely that they date to the late 18th or 19th centuries.
This dyke (INVG014) is c1 .2m wide and c0.8m high and cuts off the peninsula from the rest of the estate - its route is followed today by a deer fence, set to one side of the dyke. It was considered to be in stable condition with photography recommended once every five years. <1>

GIS spatial data created 2018 from aerial photography taken in 2009. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NG 8553 8311 (568m by 159m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG88SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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