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Newton Point

Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Newton Point

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 14678

Site Number NH78NW 8

NGR NH 7113 8776

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 8 7113 8776.

(NH 7113 8776) Cairn (NR) (rems of)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1973)

A large tumulus, mostly of earth. It has never been explored, but has been partly destroyed, "but to no great extent at present".

Name Book 1874.

A cairn which has been excavated and almost completely carted away for road metal.

RCAHMS 1911.

Situated on a raised beach at Newton Point are the remains of a turf and whin-covered cairn 12.0m in diameter. The interior has been robbed to ground level and all that remains is a penannular rim up to 3.5m wide and 0.5m high. The content where exposed is of beach stones.

Visited by OS (N K B) 24 October 1969 and 10 December 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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