MHG59735 - Boundary wall, Àrdgaserie , Rhu


Boundary wall at Àrdgaserie, Rhu

Type and Period (2)

  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • WALL (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Àrdgaserie. This area is marked on the Roy Map of 1747 as Ardgashrig and on Thompson’s Atlas of 1832 as Ardgassick, but does not appear on any Ordnance Survey map. The land around Loch Doire Ghloghain is now very wet and boggy, hence the features noted are ranged on the hillsides to the east and west of the wide glen. It was surveyed in 2013 by Rough Bounds Archaeology et al.

Site 16. Substantial wall running west where basalt ridge finishes and continuing down slope across the glen towards Rhu Farm and running east and ESE over the land to far horizon. Possible boundary Wall between farms. This waypoint also marks the southern end of a large area of cultivation sloping gently but largely level to east for c.50 mtrs at least and north south for about 300 mtrs. Although high, between 70 and 80 mtrs above sea level, this area of cultivation with several possible shielings backed to the west by the low ridge would have been an attractive area especially during summer months. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2012 aerial photographs. <2>

Note; The wall continues west after a break and splits into two. (T.Blackie 4/3/19)

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NM 6340 8405 (393m by 79m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM68SW
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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