MHG9461 - Braesgill township


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Type and Period (3)

  • TOWNSHIP (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • RIG AND FURROW (Undated)
  • HEAD DYKE (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC45NE 24 Centred on 475 570

Group of buildings named Bracaiskill. W Roy 1747-55.

Braesgill. OS 6-inch map, 1961.

A minor deserted settlement with head dyke, extending across a main road. It is mainly denoted by rig-and-furrow cultivation and heaps of cleared stones.
There are amorphous ruins of a single, probably contemporary enclosure (see NC45NE 5).
Buildings which existed are presumed to be robbed to build a later walled enclosure and sheepfold.
Visited by OS (NKB) 5 October 1978.

This possible township comprising 1 enclosure and a sheepfold are depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Sutherland 1878, sheet xxiv). The township containing an enclosure and 1 unroofed building outside the head dyke on the current edition OS 1:10,000 map (1989).
Information from RCAHMS (FO) 14 August 1995.

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Grid reference Centred NC 4749 5700 (100m by 100m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC45NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DURNESS

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