MHG58317 - Structures, Dyke - Creagan na Feannaige


Structures and dyke identified from the 1998 Inverewe Estate survey.

Type and Period (2)

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

Structures and dyke identified in a DBA and walkover survey undertaken by the National Trust for Scotland at their Inverewe Estate in 1998.
(INVG040) On a slight knoll above the right of way are the remains of a rectangular drystone structure with rounded ends. It is aligned NE-SW and measures c7.4m by c3.8m over walls spread to c1.1m and up to c0.4m high. Some 20-30m N of this structure is a c65m length of a slight grass-covered drystone dyke which runs cNW-SE. It seems possible that the complex of dykes further across the hillside to the N are also associated with the use of this structure.
NTS site staff mentioned that there was at least one other rectangular structure of similar size buried in the gorse near the right of way in the vicinity of this structure.
The condition of this site was stable with the recommendation a further visit be made when undergrowth was less dense to assess the existence of other structures in the area, and that photographs be taken once every 5 years. <1>

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

Sources/Archives (1)



Grid reference Centred NG 8656 8118 (100m by 100m)
Map sheet NG88SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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