MHG61906 - Post-medieval dykes - Allt Torigil Caithness


Post-medieval dykes at Allt Torigil, Caithness.

Type and Period (1)

  • DYKE (16th Century to 19th Century - 1560 AD? to 1850 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Post-medieval dykes at Allt Torigil, Caithness.

Dykes or 'walls', recorded by R Mercer in 1982 during a survey undertaken by the University of Edinburgh, one of several over a number of years in Caithness. <1>

Some of the dykes were identified in LiDAR data gathered by AOC Archaeology in 2011 as part of the mitigation for the visual impact on the archaeological landscape associated with the proposed Baillie Hill windfarm, Caithness. <2>

Not shown on OS 1st or 2nd edition maps so may be considerably older or more modern in origin. The lines of the dykes continue in the LiDAR data beyond that recorded in the initial data analysis and also in Mercer's 1982 survey. They are no doubt associated with the farmstead recorded to the south of the area (see MHG1559) [IS-L 07/07/2020].

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred ND 0319 5919 (645m by 660m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND05NW
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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