MHG62977 - Boulder walling - Eskadale


Boulder walling at Eskadale.

Type and Period (1)

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

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  • 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. Eskadale.
There is crude boulder walling running in a straight line south-westwards from a forestry track; it has an entrance gap 3 yards wide not too far from the east end, and at the west end it turns uphill at right angles to meet, after a short distance, an extended boundary rampart and ditch which also runs across the slope. This linear stone and earthworks encloses three sides of an elongated lush grassy area beneath birch which is much less steep than the surrounding heath, previously forestry. Four yards beyond the top boundary ditch there is a parallel ditch which runs for much of the distance above this rich former grazing. <1>

Note: Site not visible on aerial photographs so location based on grid coordinates. (T. Blackie 28/07/23)

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Grid reference Centred NH 4579 3989 (30m by 30m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH43NE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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