MHG62933 - Enclosure - Ruttle Wood.


Enclosure and possible cairn at Ruttle Wood.

Type and Period (2)

  • ENCLOSURE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • CAIRN? (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The Inverness Field Club, led by Donald Coghill, surveyed a number of sites in the Aird area between 1987 and 1989. Ruttle Wood.
On a terrace below and to the N.W. of a forestry track there is rough stone walling enclosing the greater portion of a level, bracken infested, area. It has two wide gaps and a much narrower one at the east end where at this point there is a parallel short length of similar walling offset from the gap and a few yards further out from this irregular shaped kraal. Near to and at the N.W. of this gap there is what might be a robbed cairn tight up against the walling at the inside of this puzzling enclosure. <1>

Note: Site not visible on aerial photographs so location based on Lidar image. (T.Blackie 16/10/23) <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 4816 4408 (50m by 50m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH44SE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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