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Caolas

Kerb Cairn (Prehistoric)

Site Name Caolas

Classification Kerb Cairn (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 130149

Site Number NC60NE 15.01

NGR NC 6775 0585

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NC60NE 15.01 6775 0585

This cairn stands on the E tip of a spur close to the centre of the township of Caolas, a prominent position which affords a wide outlook across the valley of the Abhainn Leataidh. It measures 4.8m in diameter over a kerb of edge-set boulders up to 0.8m high and 1.5m long, some of which have slumped forward or fallen away, although four appear to be in position. The cairn material within the kerb stands about 0.3m high.

(ROG95 665)

Visited by RCAHMS (SDB) 19 June 1995

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