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Swordale Wood

Natural Feature(S) (Period Unknown)

Site Name Swordale Wood

Classification Natural Feature(S) (Period Unknown)

Canmore ID 14026

Site Number NH69SW 37

NGR NH 625 905

NGR Description NH c. 625 905

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Creich (Sutherland)
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland

Archaeology Notes

NH69SW 37 c. 625 905

(Area NH 625 905) The mounds in this area, noted by the RCAHMS, appear to be stone clearance heaps.

RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909; Visited by OS (W D J) 11 June 1963.

The only mounds seen in this area were natural.

Visited by OS (N K B), 20 October 1969.

No change to the field report by previous OS field investigator.

Visited by OS (J B), 9 September 1980.


Field Visit (27 July 1909)

62. Swordale, Bonarbridge. Some 300 yards S. of Ordan Farm, within the Swordale wood, and opposite the SE. corner of the arable land, is a hut circle, much effaced, with an entrance apparently from the SE. It seems to have been of the usual oval form. Some 30' E. are the dilapidated remains of another, probably circular, but now indefinite in outline (NH69SW 34).

A. small group of mounds lies adjacent, and there are more in the wood towards the N.

On the W. side of the old crofter enclosure, near the deer fence, about 1/2 m. SE. of Ordan, and S. of the old road to Little Swordale, is a small group of mounds and a much-effaced hut circle of simple oval form.

Within the Clabran Salach, near its N. end, there appear to be other mounds, and there is a group of some half a dozen in the wood to the E. of the opening N. of it, about ½ m. WNW. of Little Swordale.

Within the birch wood, W. of the tongue of arable land to the W. of Little Swordale, is a small group of mounds.

OS 6-inch map: Sutherland Sheet cxi. (unnoted).

RCAHMS 1911, visited (AOC) 27th July 1909.


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