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Ariundle Oakwoods

Building (Period Unassigned), Structure (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Ariundle Oakwoods

Classification Building (Period Unassigned), Structure (Period Unassigned)

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

Canmore ID 241148

Site Number NM86SW 95

NGR NM 8344 6400

NGR Description NM 8344 6400 and NM 8345 6401

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 95 8344 6400 and 8345 6401

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 8344 6400 Building.

NM 8348 6401 Structure.

Sponsor: Sunart Oakwoods Research Group

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

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