MHG58314 - Dykes, enclosures and pen/store - Blar an Loin Duibh


Structures, dyke and rig identified from 1998 Inverewe Estate survey.

Type and Period (3)

  • ENCLOSURE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • DYKE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • PEN (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An archaeological and historical assessment of the NTS Inverewe Estate has been carried out. This has incorporated the RCAHMS afforestable land survey results of 1994 for the W part of the estate, as well as confirming the record of features and sites made by the NTS in 1989.
In addition, a complex of field boundaries and ruined rectangular structures have been recorded centred at NG 867 812 and NG 869 810.
Sponsor: National Trust for Scotland
J Harden 1998

Dykes and a pen/stone were identified in a DBA and walkover survey undertaken by the National Trust for Scotland at their Inverewe Estate in 1998.
(INVG037) A series of rectangular enclosures defined by grass covered stone dykes, each fairly straight, spread to c0.9m wide and up to 0.4m high. On the outer side up the main 'head' dyke, at the point where a lesser dyke from the higher ground meets it, there is drystone pen/store which measures c1.9m square across walls c0.3m wide and c0.5m high.
The site was identified to be at minor risk from gorse, and it was recommended that the gorse be removed and treated to prevent regrowth, and photographs to be taken once every five years. <1>

Features not observed on aerial photography.
GW 23/07/18

Sources/Archives (1)



Grid reference Centred NG 8694 8106 (100m by 100m)
Map sheet NG88SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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