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Boundary Dyke (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Inverewe

Classification Boundary Dyke (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Inverewe West

Canmore ID 313764

Site Number NG88SE 65

NGR NG 866 825

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

The Inverewe Estate is crossed by a number of broad, straight turf banks all c1.2m wide and c0.8m high which are presumed to be contemporaneous with each other. It seems likely that they date to the late 18th or 19th centuries. There are three to the west of the A832:

One runs from Camas Phail to Ob na Ba Ruaidhe (INVG014) and cuts off the peninsula of Ploc an Rubha from the rest of the estate - its route is followed today by a deer fence, set to one side of the dyke.

Another (INVG019)runs generally S-wards from Loch Thurnaig up the hillside to the cross-dyke on Meall an Doire.

The third (INVG020) runs generally SW-NE. In its W part it may originally have run from Camas Glas across the area that is now afforested to the upper slopes of Meall an Doire. At its E end it may originally have run to Lochan an Doire, which has been drained and is now an area of rough grassland and bog over peat.

Information from NTS:INVG014, 019 & 020 (JF 1989 & JH 1998)


Field Visit (February 1998 - November 1998)

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