MHG62271 - Oval earthwork, possible shooting butt - W of Creag Mhor
An oval earthwork, possibly a shooting butt to the W of Creag Mhor was noted during a walkover survey by AOC Archaeology Group in 2008 in advance of works associated with the proposed Fairburn Wind Farm.
Type and Period (2)
- ENCLOSURE? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- SHOOTING STAND? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- None recorded
Oval earthwork, possibly a shooting butt to the W of Creag Mhor was noted during a walkover survey by AOC Archaeology Group in 2008 in advance of works associated with the proposed Fairburn Wind Farm..
The earthwork was noted by AOC Archaeology in 2008 during a walkover as part of a reassessment for the Environmental Statement for the proposed Fairburn Windfarm. It had not been noted in the original assessment (also by AOC) in 2005. It was recorded as a three-sided sub-rectangular turf bank measuring 10m by 10m and standing to a height of approximately 0.35m with the width of the walls being 1.25m. The feature was located to the east side of the new road at NGR: NH 4268 5355 and within the proposed temporary site compound. The lack of vegetation on the sides of the feature suggested a relatively late date and it was thought likely to be a shooting butt. <1>
The grid reference in <1> is out by c.12m to the southwest. GIS spatial data created in 2021 according to location of feature as seen on 2009 vertical APs. <2>
|Grid reference||Centred NH 4268 5356 (12m by 10m)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Investigations/Events (1)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/298201 (View HES Canmore record for this site)
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