MHG62380 - Dyke and enclosure - Morangie Forest, Edderton


Dyke forming an enclosure in Morangie Forest, Edderton

Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

In August 2015, a walkover survey was undertaken in Morangie Forest, Edderton by Anne Coombs on behalf of the Forestry Commission Scotland to identify and demarcate archaeological sites in advance of pre-thinning operations.

At the east end of the dyke/possible clearance cairn (MHG62378), there are the remains of a dyke recorded on the maps which runs east/west parallel to the old track/present ride and the south edge of the plantation. At NH 72910 83380 the west corner of the plantation the dyke appears to run north into the trees. These walls form an enclosure recorded on the 1st Edition Survey and through to the OS Six inch map 1888-1913. <1>

Dyke and enclosure co-ordinates based on 1st Edition OS 6" as not visible on aerial photographs.

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NH 7306 8356 (312m by 327m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH78SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish EDDERTON

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