MHG59607 - Dyke - Glascory


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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 stone faced bank was recorded during an NTS pre-afforestation survey of Kintail and West Affric in 1997. It measured c.1.5m wide and up to 1m high and it appeared to continue the line of the later stone dyked enclosure (MHG59608) for some 100m to the SE. There was no physical link between these features, probably because the original dyke had been washed away by the burn.
This dyke was presumed to be associated with Glascory, one of the townships that was cleared in the early 19th century for sheep farming (MHG34815). It was possible that this was the head dyke defining the arable ground from the pasture. <1>

This dyke is visible in aerial photography. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NG 9800 1971 (102m by 68m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG91NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish GLENSHIEL

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