MHG62410 - Dyke - Ferrycroft, Lairg
Dyke at Ferrycroft near Lairg
Type and Period (1)
- DYKE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- None recorded
In June 2015, a walkover survey was undertaken at Ferry Croft, Lairg by Anne Coombs on behalf of the Forestry Commission Scotland to identify and demarcate archaeological sites in advance of clear fell operations.
New sites; 1. Dyke; A stone dyke crosses the site from the east side of the peninsular below the dam to the west side immediately to the south of the broch. The majority of the dyke is tumbled but in places it survives up to 1.5m high and is generally c.2-3m wide. The dyke is depicted on the 1st Edition Ordinance Survey map (see map). It was marked by GPS and by yellow tape at points where it is not easily visible and photographed. <1>
1st Edition OS 6" <2>
NGR adjusted based on 2016 aerial photographs. <3>
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Coombs, A.. 2021. Pre-clearfell Walkover Survey, Ferrycroft, June 2015. Anne Coombs. 29/10/2021. Digital.
- <2> Image/Map: Ordnance Survey. 1878. Ordnance Survey 1st edition 6 inch map: Sutherland. Digital.
- <3> Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical: Get Mapping. 2016. Getmapping aerial photography 2016.
|Grid reference||Centred NC 5724 0684 (558m by 185m)|
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