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Gruinard Island

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

Site Name Gruinard Island

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

Alternative Name(s) Gruinard Bay

Canmore ID 105103

Site Number NG99SW 8

NGR NG 9468 9354

NGR Description Centred NG 9468 9354

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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



A township comprising four unroofed buildings, three enclosures, one of which has four compartments, and a head-dyke is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Ross-shire and Cromartyshire 1881, sheet xx). Three unroofed buildings, one roofed building attached to a two compartment enclosure, three other enclosures and a head-dyke are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10560 map (1969).

Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 13 February 1996.


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