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Garafad, Skye

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

Site Name Garafad, Skye

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

Alternative Name(s) Garrafad

Canmore ID 11357

Site Number NG46NE 9

NGR NG 493 678

NGR Description Centred NG 493 678

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Kilmuir
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Skye And Lochalsh
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NG46NE 9 centred 493 678.

NG 493 678: A depopulated township (? Garrafad) comprising 22 ruined houses (2 overlain by modern sheep-dipping pens) and some outbuildings.

Visited by OS (A S P) 25 April 1961.

A township comprising three roofed, two unroofed buildings, an unroofed structure, some field walls and a head-dyke is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire, Island of Skye 1880, sheet viii). A field-system lies approximately 400m to the E of the buildings (NG 497 678).

Ten unroofed buildings, three enclosures, one of which has four compartments, a sheepfold, some field walls, a field-system and a head-dyke are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10560 map (1968).

Information from RCAHMS (SAH), 7 October 1996.


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