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Creag Sron Chrubaidh

Cairn(S) (Period Unassigned), Platform(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Creag Sron Chrubaidh

Classification Cairn(S) (Period Unassigned), Platform(S) (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 136086

Site Number NC22SE 16

NGR NC 2517 2064

NGR Description NC 2517 2064 and NC 2517 2068

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC22SE 16 2517 2064 and 2517 2068

NC 26 20 (centre) A rapid archaeological assessment was undertaken over c 10km2 of the Inchnadamph National Nature Reserve. Features such as the ?Bone Caves? and the shielings had been recorded previously. This survey recorded evidence of post-medieval settlement and agricultural use in addition to that marked on the OS map and the remains of a prehistoric settlement and possible burial cairn:

NC 2517 2064 Possible kerbed burial cairn, c 8m in diameter and 1m high.

NC 2517 2068 Two sub-circular platforms on slight rises; possibly settings for roundhouses, with many clearance cairns in immediate surroundings.

A copy of the report has been lodged with the NMRS.

Sponsor: SNH.

J Harden 1996

Activities

Field Visit (25 November 2009)

On a gentle slope leading up the Blar Nam cliffs is a circular, moss, bracken and turf covered, stoney mound which may be a chambered cairn. It has a slight central depression suggesting a collapsed chamber and is constructed of uneven, sub-angular gathered rubble. There are a number of larger stones averaging 0.50m by 0.30cm by 0.15cm on the NW side, which may be kerb stones. A possible horn exists on the north north west side although this feature is indistinct and may be due to collapse.

The mound is surrounded by natural mounds on its N, E and S sides and 50m NE of it are two relatively flat areas, 15m x 7m aligned N/S, which are possibly prepared platforms. 100m north of the cairn is a collection of eight clearance cairns.

(HLP_no 132)

Assynt's Hidden Lives Project 2009

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