MHG61928 - Enclosure - N of Achalone, Caithness


An enclosure north of Achalone, Caithness.

Type and Period (1)

  • ENCLOSURE? (18th Century to 19th Century - 1750 AD? to 1850 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An enclosure north of Achalone, Caithness.

Rectilinear feature 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. <1>

It is unclear what this feature is. It measures c.281m x 236m though there are indications that its west side continues both north and southwards. It lies on a different orientation to everything around it and it is bisected by a substantial ditch which appears on the OS 1st Edition 6" map. However, it it may have been connected to the Forss Water to the east by a stretch of ditch that now forms a dog leg of the large bisecting ditch [IS-L 20/07/2020].

Sources/Archives (1)



Grid reference Centred ND 0362 6367 (305m by 341m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND06SW
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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