Accessibility

Font Size

100% 150% 200%

Background Colour

Default Contrast
Close Reset

Oblique aerial view of hut circles, rig and furrow, and clearance cairns at The Ord, near Lairg, Sutherland, looking NE.

SC 1896308

Description Oblique aerial view of hut circles, rig and furrow, and clearance cairns at The Ord, near Lairg, Sutherland, looking NE.

Date 1998

Collection Papers of James Sloan Bone, landscape historian, Inverness, Highland, Scotland

Catalogue Number SC 1896308

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content The image includes part of The Ord, an extensive Scheduled Monument comprising chambered cairns, cairns, settlements and field systems, including numerous hut circles. A prominent circular feature (at lower left of image), of Bronze Age date, was initially identified as a henge or robbed bell cairn, now thought to be a homestead defended by a ditch. At centre right are two hut circles, with evidence of rig and furrow and probable field clearance cairns. In the open area between these two hut circles and the probable homestead there is an ill-defined hut circle. At centre right edge of image is part of a large, irregular enclosure within a turf and stone bank. Between it and the plantation is another hut circle, with field clearance cairns to its right. At top right corner of image the Little Loch Shin Dam regulates the flow of the River Shin. Title and Scope & Content contributed by North of Scotland Archaeological Society (2021).

Accession Number 2019/15

External Reference P10717

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/1896308

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

People and Organisations

Events

Attribution & Licence Summary

Attribution: © Courtesy of HES (James S Bone Collection)

Licence Type: Permission to Reproduce

You may: copy, display, store and make derivative works [eg documents] solely for licensed personal use at home or solely for licensed educational institution use by staff and students on a secure intranet.

Under these conditions: Display Attribution, No Commercial Use or Sale, No Public Distribution [eg by hand, email, web]

Full Terms & Conditions and Licence details

MyCanmore Text Contributions