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Enclosure(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Glenmeanie

Classification Enclosure(S) (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Strathconon

Canmore ID 135420

Site Number NH25SE 21

NGR NH 280 526

NGR Description NH 280 526 and NH 281 525

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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

Archaeology Notes

NH25SE 21 280 526 and 281 525

Two enclosures, situated on the S bank of the Allt Gleann Meinich, were recorded during a pre-afforestation survey by Headland Archaeology (NMRS MS 899/86). The W enclosure is formed by a 70m long bank standing up to 0.3m in height which cuts off a bend in the river. The E enclosure comprises three sections of bank up to 0.5m high which appear, at least in parts, to have functioned as drains. They enclose the SW end of a well-defined river terrace.

S Carter and J Rideout (Headland Archaeology) 31 July 1998; NMRS MS 899/86, no.1

NH 279 525 (centre) A short-notice survey was undertaken of 13ha of land at Glenmeanie in Strathconon. One group of sites was identified, a series of banks which define enclosures along the Allt Gleann Meinich. The enclosures (NMRS NH25SE 21) are undated but are likely to be post-medieval in date and part of the recent settlement of Glenmeanie which is located only 200m to the E.

Sponsor: Historic Scotland

S Carter 1998

No sign of either enclosure could be found at the locations given.

NMRS MS/1131/20 no. 8.14, figs 8.14


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