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Head Dyke (Post Medieval), Township (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Badnaban

Classification Head Dyke (Post Medieval), Township (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Baddinaban; Badinaban Bay

Canmore ID 89525

Site Number NC02SE 19

NGR NC 0770 2100

NGR Description Centred NC 0770 2100

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Assynt
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland

Archaeology Notes

NC02SE 19 centred 0770 2100

A township comprising twenty-nine roofed and three unroofed buildings within a head dyke is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Sutherland 1878, sheet lxix). Seventeen roofed and ten unroofed buildings are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10,000 map (1971).

Information from RCAHMS (SAH), 8 September 1995.

Sites recorded during a survey of the intertidal zone and the coast edge (50m from the mean high tide mark) between the Rivers Ullapool and Culag.

Further details can be found in a report submitted to Historic Scotland.

Badnaban (township; NC02SE 19)

NC 074 210 Trackway, slipway, stone boundary walls, lazy beds.

NC 078 212 Weirs.

NC 079 212 Dam.

NC 081 211 Rectangular building, boat noost, slipway.

Sponsors: Historic Scotland, Glasgow University Archaeology Department.

A Long 1996

NC 077 208 A rapid walkover survey was carried out in February 2001 in advance of a proposed Woodland Grant Scheme. Faint traces of dykes and rigs were recorded westwards from the existing field system around Badnaban. These were heavily degraded and of little archaeological significance.

Report to be lodged with Highland SMR.

Sponsor: Bowlts Chartered Surveyors.

J Wordsworth 2001.


Field Visit (9 December 2009)

Modern township of Badnaban. Two small slipways are apparent at the small harbour and a ruinous stone dyke was observed between two plots running roughly SE-NW towards the river. A ruinous stone built structure was recorded at the top of the road to Badnaban, along with two weirs and the possible remains of a structure by the side of the river.

(HLP_no 51)

Assynt's Hidden Lives Project 2009


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