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Coille Poll Nah-airde

Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Coille Poll Nah-airde

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 14675

Site Number NH78NW 5

NGR NH 7161 8839

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Creich (Sutherland)
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland

Archaeology Notes

NH78NW 5 7161 8839.

(NH 7161 8839) Cairn (NR) (remains of)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1973)

The remains of a cairn almost entirely overgrown with whins. It appears to have been circular, about 57ft in diameter, but, at some remote period, the interior and east side had been entirely removed.

RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

The remains of a cairn generally as described. The west side survives as a stone and earth bank 6m in maximum width and 1.5m high. Elsewhere the cairn has been almost levelled and the whole site is grass and gorse covered.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (R D L) 6 June 1963.

No change to proceeding reports.

Visited by OS (J M) 18 September 1980.


Field Visit (14 July 1909)

77. Cairns, Coille Poll na h-Airde.

[NH78NW 5] Some 300 yards S. of Redhouse, and almost entirely overgrown with whins, are the remains of a cairn which appears to have been circular, with a diameter of about 57'. The interior and E. side at some remote period have been entirely removed.

[NH78NW 8] The cairn at the Newton Point has been excavated and almost completely carted away for road metal.

OS Map, Sutherland, sheet cxii.

RCAHMS 1911, visited (AOC) 14th July 1909.


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