MHG59748 - Wall and enclosure, Doire na Drise, Rhu

Summary

Wall and enclosure at Doire na Drise, Rhu

Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Twelve unroofed buildings which are labelled as Old Shielings are depicted on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1973). Twelve unroofed buildings are shown, though not at the same locations, on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire 1876, sheet cxxxiv).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 19 August 1996

Doire na Drise is a large, once permanent settlement and was surveyed in 2013 by Rough Bounds Archaeology et al. As with Tòrr a Bheithe, it is marked on the modern Ordnance Survey map 1:25000 as old shielings. Nine ruins which are probably dwellings were recorded, most having extant walling between 0.75ms and 1.5m high. Seven of the buildings along with a couple of smaller ruins are possibly byres or storage buildings and are clustered together giving the settlement the air of being a township.

Site 7. Low stone wall running E/W from outcrop on the west to the burn – possibly part of an enclosure (kale yard ). <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2012 aerial photographs. <2>

Note; the aerial photographs show a parallel second wall forming the southern limit of the enclosure. (T.Blackie 4/3/19)

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NM 6268 8340 (9m by 12m)
Map sheet NM68SW
Civil Parish ARISAIG AND MOIDART
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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