MHG62706 - Enclosure - Strath Sgitheach


Ruined enclosure or pond at Strath Sgitheach.

Type and Period (2)

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

Enclosure (SS13) – a substantial rectangular enclosure on heathery slightly sloping ground. The structure is on an E-W alignment and measures 13m x 11m internally. The surrounding earthbanks are substantial and upstanding to 0.8m height and generally 2m width at their base. Internally the enclosure has grass and heather in its upper part but moss and reeds in its lower part. A gap in the banks at the NE corner is possibly an entrance for a supply of water, another gap in the centre of the east wall may have been the exit, leading to the conclusion that this may have been a man made pond. <2>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <3>

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NH 5221 6336 (24m by 22m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH56SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish DINGWALL

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