MHG60412 - Dyke - Gruinard Island
Remains of a turf and stone dyke on Gruinard Island
Type and Period (1)
- DYKE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- None recorded
A township comprising four unroofed buildings, three enclosures, one of which has four compartments, and a head-dyke is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Ross-shire and Cromartyshire 1881, sheet xx). Three unroofed buildings, one roofed building attached to a two compartment enclosure, three other enclosures and a head-dyke are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10560 map (1969).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 13 February 1996 - see MHG21635 for main township record.
A survey of Gruinard Island was undertaken in 2018 by Jim Buchanan and Anne MacInnes with assistance from Gordon Grant and Karen Buchanan as part of a study of the island for Gairloch Museum.
Site 3. The remains of a turf and stone dyke that curves around the base of a hillside. <1>
NGR adjusted based on 2009 AP’s <2>
1st Edition OS 6" <3>
- <1> SHG28165 Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Buchanan, J. & MacInnes, A.. 2018. An Archaeological Survey of Gruinard Island. Unaffiliated. Digital. p.8 Site 3.
- <2> SHG27382 Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical: Get Mapping. 2009. Getmapping aerial photography 2009. XY
- <3> SHG23411 Image/Map: Ordnance Survey. 1881. Ordnance Survey 1st edition 6 inch map: Ross-shire. Digital.
|Grid reference||Centred NG 9459 9330 (538m by 225m)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Investigations/Events (1)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/105103 (Click to view HES Canmore record)
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