MHG622 - Enclosure, Ousdale


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Type and Period (1)

  • ENCLOSURE (19th Century to 20th Century - 1801 AD? to 2000 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A large, grass-covered, roughly horse-shoe shaped enclosure, 24 by 16m, with a bank about 3m wide and 1.5m in maximum height, lying adjacent to a stream and surrounded by a series of rock-strewn terraces. On the W is a possible concentric bank and ditch, apparently associated, and to the SE is a bank 8.5m long and 0.3m wide. The site, slightly truncated on the N by a field boundary, is delineated on the W by a marsh.
The amount of natural deposition is difficult to gauge.
C Batey 1982.

Except for the "bank and ditch" on the W side, which is probably of recent construction, all other features appear to be natural.
Visited by OS (N K B) 8 November 1982.

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Grid reference Centred ND 0789 2034 (60m by 60m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND02SE
Civil Parish LATHERON
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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