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Enclosure(S) (Post Medieval), Farmstead (Post Medieval)

Site Name Swordale

Classification Enclosure(S) (Post Medieval), Farmstead (Post Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Druim Mor

Canmore ID 12882

Site Number NH56NE 19

NGR NH 57810 66141

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

This deserted settlement is as described by the previous authority; generally the remains are in a poor condition.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS, 27 February 1981.

A farmstead, comprising a partially roofed building is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Ross-shire & Cromartyshire 1881, sheet lxiv).

An unroofed building and an enclosure are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1992).

Information from RCAHMS (AKK), 28 February 1996.


Field Visit (September 1978)

Swordale NH 578 661 NH56NE

This extensive area of deserted settlement covers the summit of a ridge just NW of the chambered cairn (NH56NE 8) from which much of the building stone has probably been derived. What may be a domestic building, measuring 10m from NE to SW by 6m transversely and of dry-stone construction, stands among numerous enclosures.

RCAHMS 1979, visited September 1978


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