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Head Dyke (Post Medieval), Township (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Melvaig

Classification Head Dyke (Post Medieval), Township (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 104962

Site Number NG78NW 6

NGR NG 742 866

NGR Description centred on NG 742 866

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Gairloch
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty



A crofting township comprising seventy-one roofed, three partially roofed, twenty-one unroofed buildings, their associated enclosures and a head-dyke is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Ross-shire 1881, sheet xxxi). Forty-eight roofed, three partially roofed, forty-five unroofed buildings, their associated enclosures and a head-dyke are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10560 map (1969).

Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 17 April 1996


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