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Ariundle Oakwoods

Charcoal Burning Platform(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Ariundle Oakwoods

Classification Charcoal Burning Platform(S) (Period Unassigned)

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

Canmore ID 241072

Site Number NM86SW 81

NGR NM 8396 6442

NGR Description NM 8396 6442 and NM 8392 6456

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 81 NM 8396 6442 and NM 8392 6456

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 8396 6442 Charcoal burning stance.

NM 8392 6456 Charcoal burning stance.

Sponsor: Sunart Oakwoods Research Group

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


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