MHG62705 - Dam - Strath Sgitheach
Dam at Strath Sgitheach.
Type and Period (1)
- DAM (19th Century to 20th Century - 1801 AD? to 2000 AD?)
- None recorded
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>
- <1> Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Oblique: Bone, J. 01/2010. Strath Sgitheach NH 526 634. Colour. . Digital.
- <2> Text/Correspondence: Marshall, M.. 2020. Walkover survey at Strath Sgitheach by NOSAS. North of Scotland Archaeology Society (NOSAS). Yes. Digital. XY
- <3> Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical: Get Mapping. 2018. Getmapping aerial photography 2018.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 5274 6304 (28m by 37m) (2 map features)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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