MHG60547 - Head dyke and gateway - Doire-Chlaigionn, Torridon


Head dyke, gateway and turf wall at Doire-Chlaigionn, Torridon.

Type and Period (3)

  • HEAD DYKE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • GATE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • TURF WALL (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A township comprising seven roofed, two partially roofed, three unroofed buildings and a field-system is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Ross-shire 1881, sheet xcii). Twelve unroofed buildings and a field-system are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1970).
Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 24 April 1996.

A walkover survey of the area around Doire-chlaigionn was undertaken by Macinnes, A. and Doe, T. in 2014.

Site 2. Head dyke with gateway. There is a turf wall adjoining the stone dyke at this point. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <2>

1st Edition OS 6" <3>

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NG 8249 5437 (427m by 265m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG85SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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