MHG62410 - Dyke - Ferrycroft, Lairg


Dyke at Ferrycroft near Lairg

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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>

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NC 5724 0684 (558m by 185m)
Map sheet NC50NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish LAIRG

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