MHG62046 - Head dyke - Shurrery, Caithness


A substantial head dyke recorded at Shurrery, Caithness.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A substantial head dyke recorded at Shurrery, Caithness.

The feature was recorded by C Dagg during a pre-afforestation project walkover survey in 2004. Head Dyke from ND 0328 5744 to ND 0372 5640. A substantial, straight, turf and stone dyke, as recorded on the OS 1: 25000 Pathfinder map. However, it was noted that it does continue northwards although it was not followed beyond this survey area. This may be a boundary dyke constructed in the first decades of the 19th century, before the Clearances, to separate the encroaching sheep grazings from the township lands. <1>

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Grid reference Centred ND 0338 5738 (742m by 2009m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND05NW
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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