MHG63042 - Turf and boulder wall - south of Ruifour


A turf and boulder wall near the forestry above Blairmore.

Type and Period (1)

  • TURF WALL (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. South of Ruifour.
In an area of extensive linear earthworks there is a low, much older turf and boulder wall coming northwards in a straight line from near the forestry above Blairmore. After a short distance it turns at right angles with its very silted up ditch at the outside and can be faintly traced as it runs straight downhill; a few yards beyond a boundary fence it discontinues where it meets a later turf wall at right angles. A short distance up from this fence which it cuts through at an angle is even more similar ancient walling, extremely difficult to trace, which runs north eastwards uphill in a straight line from near the fence with its almost completely silted up ditch at the N.W.. Beyond a section that has been destroyed by later earthworks and bulldozing, a track can be picked up very faintly in the upper area of a small fir wood near and parallel to its southern edge. There is no further trace beyond the wood. Some distance further up from this wood and in the surrounding heath there is a green, low, flat, kidney shaped mound with' a smaller somewhat similar one a few yards distant. <1>

Note: Site not visible on aerial photographs so location based on grid coordinates and terrian viewed on vertical aerial photographs. (T. Blackie 15/09/23)

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Grid reference Centred NH 5133 3723 (50m by 50m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH53NW
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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