MHG59955 - Dyke and enclosure, Rhumach, Rhu


Stone and turf dyke around enclosure with rigs at Rhumach, Rhu

Type and Period (3)

  • RIG AND FURROW (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • DYKE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • ENCLOSURE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The following new site was recorded in a desk-based survey and field inspection in four areas proposed for natural woodland regeneration.
NM638851 Cultivation rigs covering area 500m E-W by 400m N-S.
A report is lodged with the NMRS.
Sponsor: Scottish Woodlands Ltd.
D Alexander 1995. <1>

A walkover survey was undertaken in 2014 by Rough Bounds Archaeology et al, covering the land north and east of Rhumach Hill and south and east of Rhumach Field.

Site 18. Continuous dyke that appears to run right round the large areas of cultivation.

Site 20. Substantial stone and turf dyke appearing to run east and then north into hill side. <2>

NGR adjusted based on 2012 aerial photographs. <3>

Sources/Archives (4)



Grid reference Centred NM 6380 8487 (93m by 120m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM68SW
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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