Carn Maol

Cairnfield, Enclosure

Site Name Carn Maol

Classification Cairnfield, Enclosure

Canmore ID 15001

Site Number NH84NE 14

NGR NH 867 453

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Cawdor
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Nairn
  • Former County Nairn

Archaeology Notes

NH84NE 14 867 453.

(Area centred NH 867 453) Field clearance.

Visible on RAF air photographs 106G/Scot/UK/169: 2023-5 - flown 26 August 1946.

At NH 8678 4535 on the summit of the broad hill of Carn Maol, is an ill-defined, circular enclosure, 30.5m in diameter between the centres of a peat-covered bank about 2.0m wide and 0.2m maximum height. Its position on the precise summit of the hill with an extensive view suggests that it may be sepulchral, but it may be contemporary with the numerous stone clearance heaps which occur around and to the S of it. The clearance heaps are of the type normally associated with hut circles, but heavy peat obscures details of cultivation plots, and no huts are evident.

Surveyed at 1/10 000.

Visited by OS (A A) 20 January 1971.

Numerous small cairns are visible on the S and E slopes of Carn Maol; they vary greatly in size and some have been disturbed.

RCAHMS 1978, visited April 1978.


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