MHG8459 - Enclosure, Pitcalzean Mains

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Type and Period (1)

  • ENCLOSURE (Undated)

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Full Description

NH87SW 11 8165 7030.

NH 816 703. Enclosure (possible), Pitcalzean: What may be the mutilated remains of a circular enclosure 16m diameter over all are visible in rough pasture 1.4km E of Pitcalzean House.
RCAHMS 1979, visited 1977.

At NH 8165 7030, in a pasture field on SW slopes of Hill of Nigg, are remains of enclosure described above. It survives as a circular platform c15m diameter and 0.5m high but the surface is uneven and somewhat stony. There appears to have been a peripheral wall, now very indistinct, and this impression is heightened by quarrying in W arc. The platform has slumped in SW where there may have been an entrance. The remains of this enclosure are too vague to allow classification.
Surveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 9 June 1981.


RCAHMS, 1979, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of Easter Ross, Ross and Cromarty District, Highland Region, 24, No. 196 (Text/Report). SHG2670.


Beaton, E, 1986, Late seventeenth and eighteenth century estate girnals in Easter-Ross and South-East Sutherland, 133, 143-4, 150; fig. 9.8, illust. (Text/Publication/Article). SHG3136.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NH 8164 7029 (60m by 60m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH87SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish NIGG

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