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Skye, Boreraig

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

Site Name Skye, Boreraig

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

Canmore ID 114788

Site Number NG15SE 63

NGR NG 187 535

NGR Description Centred on NG 187 535

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NG15SE 63.00 centred on 187 535

63.01 1813 5327 Shieling-hut (Possible)

63.02 183 537 Shieling Mounds (Possible)

63.03 183 536 Shieling-huts

63.04 184 534 Structures

63.05 185 535 Cairns

A crofting township, comprising fifty-two roofed buildings, one partially roofed building, seven unroofed buildings and two head-dykes is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch maps (Inverness-shire, Isle of Skye 1880, sheet xiv). Seventeen roofed, thirty-one unroofed buildings and two head-dykes are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10560 map (1968).

Within the township boundaries are two shieling sites, cairns and structures which were recorded during field-survey by Miket and Wildgoose (1989).

Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 8 October 1996


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