MHG62705 - Dam - Strath Sgitheach


Dam at Strath Sgitheach.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A number of settlement features are visible across this area on an aerial photograph taken by Jim Bone in 2010. <1>

The Strath Sgitheach area was surveyed by Meryl Marshall in 2020.

Strath Sgitheach Post Medieval sites.

Dam - to the southeast of the group of hut circles, there is a substantial apparently well maintained dam in a small valley. It is on lower ground with remnant pine trees nearer the Allt na Strath Sgitheach. The dam is 70m long x 2m height and 4m spread. No evidence of a sluice was seen but there was a small “overflow” channel at the south end. It is not on the 1st Edition OS map and is possibly of quite recent origin. <2>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NH 5274 6304 (28m by 37m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH56SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish DINGWALL

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