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The Ord

No Class (Event)

Site Name The Ord

Classification No Class (Event)

Alternative Name(s) The Mast

Canmore ID 140851

Site Number NC50NE 117

NGR NC 5737 0563

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC50NE 117 5737 0563

NC 5737 0563 A watching brief was undertaken in connection with the upgrading of the telecommunications mast at the Ord, a low hill 1km to the W of Lairg in Sutherland. The area around the mast contains extensive remains of prehistoric and more recent settlements and fields. A rectangular area, c 350 x 100m, on the summit of the hill is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Investigations carried out within the Scheduled area identified no archaeological deposits or features.

Sponsors: Castle Transmission International, Scottish Hydro-Electric plc.

M Dalland 1998

Activities

Watching Brief (1998)

NC 5737 0563 A watching brief was undertaken in connection with the upgrading of the telecommunications mast at the Ord, a low hill 1km to the W of Lairg in Sutherland. The area around the mast contains extensive remains of prehistoric and more recent settlements and fields. A rectangular area, c 350 x 100m, on the summit of the hill is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Investigations carried out within the Scheduled area identified no archaeological deposits or features.

Sponsors: Castle Transmission International, Scottish Hydro-Electric plc.

M Dalland 1998

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