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Ariundle Oakwoods

Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Ariundle Oakwoods

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Ceann A' Chreagain; Strontian; Sunart

Canmore ID 241049

Site Number NM86SW 73

NGR NM 8419 6461

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Ardnamurchan
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Lochaber
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NM86SW 73 8419 6461

A survey of the Ariundle Oakwoods yielded evidence for past woodland management, mining activity and agriculture. Several kilometres of stone and turf dykes were planned, and woodland enclosures shown on Bald's Estate Plan of 1806/7 were identified. The woodland showed evidence of extensive tree planting and management on a coppice rotation, but there were no pollarded trees. The last comprehensive felling appears to have taken place c 1850.

NM 8419 6461 Marker cairn.

Sponsor: Sunart Oakwoods Research Group

J Dye, M Gascoigne, M Kirby, J E Kirby, J Lawson, J Read 2002.

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