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Harris, Ardhasaig

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

Site Name Harris, Ardhasaig

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

Alternative Name(s) Aird Asaig

Canmore ID 122285

Site Number NB10SW 9

NGR NB 1280 0300

NGR Description centred on NB 1280 0303

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Western Isles
  • Parish Harris
  • Former Region Western Isles Islands Area
  • Former District Western Isles
  • Former County Inverness-shire



A township comprising sixteen roofed buildings, four of which are long buildings and one is L-shaped, six unroofed buildings, eleven enclosures and a head-dyke is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire, Island of Harris 1881, sheet x). The head-dyke is joined to that of the township of Cul-na-h-aird (NB10SW 10) to the S.

Twenty-four roofed, three partially roofed, ten unroofed buildings, several enclosures, some field walls and part of a head-dyke are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1973).

Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 21 February 1997


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