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Field Visit

Date 25 November 2009

Event ID 625279

Category Recording

Type Field Visit


NC 25816 14176

An earth and stone dyke encloses an area of improved pasture 155m by 115m, aligned E-W. The bank is 0.75m wide and 0.5m high with many truncated areas and no sign of an entrance. Within the enclosure is evidence of rig and furrow at the east end running NNW/SSE, approximately 6m in width.

North of the enclosure is a series of earth and stone, curvilinear dykes separating the land. One of the dykes is much stonier than the others and runs N/S down the hillside: this equates to the head-dyke MHG42539. The enclosure and dykes may be associated with HLP 125.

Just above the valley floor on a small mound, on the north banks of the River Ledbeg are three stone rubble shieling footings.

125A (NC 25904 14019) - 10.5m by 4.8m building, aligned E/W with walls spread up to 1m in places, constructed of varied gathered sub-angular blocks with an entrance to the south.

125B (NC 25909 14009) - A building 4.8m by 4.6m and up to 0.3m in height, with walls up to 1m spread. The structure is very overgrown with moss and bracken, much rubble infill and the south wall has been lost to the river.

125C - (NC 25919 14013) An enclosure 14m by 12m and up to 0.7m high, constructed of an earth and stone bank with very spread walls. The east wall may curve around the river bank by the south end of HLP 125B. A fourth sturcture HLP 125D was identified on the opposite bank of the stream, which appears to be the remains of a small mill, c. 7.2 m long x 4.3 m wide, rather poorly preserved but does have evidence of a mill lade running to the south.

(HLP_no 124-125)

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