MHG59506 - Dyke - Allt Grannda


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A short stretch of loose drystone walling was recorded during an NTS pre-afforestation survey of Kintail and West Affric in 1997. It was located on a steep slope just after the Allt an Fhraoich-choire joins the Allt Grannda on its S side. It measured c.30m long c.0.6m wide and c.0.5m high, was was likely designed to prevent stock, particularly sheep, from straying down this precipitous gorge. It is presumed that this dyke was built in conjunction with that upstream, to the west (MHG59507). <1>

The grid reference given for this dyke in the 1997 report does not match the description provided. The junction where the Allt an Fhraoch-choire joins the Allt Grannda is approximately 3km to the west at NH 0267 1701. This location is also much close to the other dyke (MHG59507) presumed to relate to this and the grid reference given in the report (NH 0550 1702) is likely to have been in error.
GW 05/02/19

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Grid reference Centred NH 0264 1700 (60m by 60m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH01NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish GLENSHIEL

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