MHG62989 - Earthwork and enclosure - Eskadale


An earthwork and enclosure at Eskadale.

Type and Period (2)

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

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. Eskadale.
In scrub woodland, a half mile S.W. of Hughton crossroads and at the foot of a short slope down from the public road, there is the corner of an enclosure. It is a right angled earthwork of straight alignment with its ditch on the outside, and cut off at right angles by a later arable field boundary ditch 17 yards down from the corner. The rampart runs north eastwards from the corner for 16 yards where there is a 3 yards wide entrance gap; it then continues in the same straight line for another 70 yards where the field ditch, which is parallel with the road, cuts it off at an angle. <1>

Note: Site not visible on aerial photographs so location based on grid coordinates and site description. (T. Blackie 31/07/23)

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Grid reference Centred NH 4692 4108 (30m by 30m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH44SE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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