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Ousdale

Enclosure (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Ousdale

Classification Enclosure (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Lat 310

Canmore ID 7536

Site Number ND02SE 20

NGR ND 0789 2034

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

ND02SE 20 0789 2034.

ND 0789 2034. A large, grass-covered, roughly horse-shoe shaped enclosure, 24 by 16m, with a bank about 3m wide and 1.5m in maximum height, lying adjacent to a stream and surrounded by a series of rock-strewn terraces. On the W is a possible concentric bank and ditch, apparently associated, and to the SE is a bank 8.5m long and 0.3m wide. The site, slightly truncated on the N by a field boundary, is delineated on the W by a marsh.

The amount of natural deposition is difficult to gauge.

C Batey 1982.

Except for the 'bank and ditch' on the W side, which is probably of recent costruction, all other features appear to be natural.

Visited by OS (N K B) 8 November 1982.

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Project (1980 - 1982)

Field Visit (5 November 1982)

Except for the 'bank and ditch' on the W side, which is probably of recent costruction, all other features appear to be natural.

Visited by OS (N K B) 8 November 1982.

Field Visit (1982)

ND 0789 2034. A large, grass-covered, roughly horse-shoe shaped enclosure, 24 by 16m, with a bank about 3m wide and 1.5m in maximum height, lying adjacent to a stream and surrounded by a series of rock-strewn terraces. On the W is a possible concentric bank and ditch, apparently associated, and to the SE is a bank 8.5m long and 0.3m wide. The site, slightly truncated on the N by a field boundary, is delineated on the W by a marsh.

The amount of natural deposition is difficult to gauge.

C Batey 1982.

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