MHG8974 - Enclosure - SW of former Swordale School
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Type and Period (1)
- ENCLOSURE (Undated)
- None recorded
NH56NE 16 576 656.
NH 576 656. Enclosure (Site), Swordale: The crop-mark of an oval enclosure has been recorded 150 m SW of Swordale school. It measures c18 m from E-W by 10 m transversely. There is nothing visible on the ground.
Visible on RCAHMS air photographs RC 1776 (flown 1977).
RCAHMS 1979, visited 1978. <1>
A proposed housing development threatened an enclosure identified in 1977 as a cropmark feature. Trial trenching failed to find any trace of an enclosure ditch and it must be presumed to have been a shallow-ditched feature which is now ploughed out. The area of the cropmark will remain as a protected feature in the new housing development. <2> <3>
- <1> Text/Report: 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. 201.
- <2> Text/Report: Wordsworth J. Archyl. Asst. of a cropmark feat. At Swordale, Eva. Wordsworth Archaeological Services. .
- <3> Text/Publication/Article: Wordsworth, J. 1997. 'Swordale (Kiltearn parish), enclosure cropmark', Discovery and Excavation in Scotland 1997, p.48. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland. 48. 48.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 5761 6566 (60m by 60m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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Related Investigations/Events (1)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/12879 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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