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Reay Burn

Enclosure (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Reay Burn

Classification Enclosure (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 7343

Site Number NC96SE 23

NGR NC 9716 6301

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Reay
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Caithness
  • Former County Caithness

Archaeology Notes

NC96SE 23 9716 6301.

NC 9716 6301. A sub-rectangular enclosure which has been cut through by an old turf dyke. The remains on the S side of the dyke are almost square on plan measuring about 15.0m across. It is formed by large boulders now mainly turf-covered. On the N side of the dyke, the enclosure has extended for 11.0m, and this end is somewhat rounded. It is less pronounced than the S part, and one gets the impression that it was reutilised at the time the dyke was constructed. It is quite clear that the enclosure pre-dates the dyke, which in turn pre-dates the dry stone dykes nearby. The enclosure appears to have served as a stockpen.

Visited by OS (J L D) 24 May 1960.

(NC 9716 6301) Enclosure (NR)

OS 6" map, (1963)

An early-modern enclosure as described by previous OS suveyor.

Visited by OS (N K B) 17 November 1981.

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