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Torridon, Doire Na Fuaran

Township (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Torridon, Doire Na Fuaran

Classification Township (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 334176

Site Number NG95NW 31

NGR NG 90200 56100

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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


Field Visit (1996 - 1998)

The townships known as a group as Doire na Fuaran was apparently cleared after 1845 to give an area of grazings to the sheep farm that was let at that time. It is said that the dyke which encloses the ground was built by those needing relief during the potato famine of the 1840s and early 1850s - a 'destitution' dyke.

The north-west and south-east sides have been built traditionally. The north-east length across the 'top' of the area has been built as a Galloway dyke - and the census records there being one or more shepherds from Dumfries-shire after 1841.

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Information from NTS (SCS) January 2014


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