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Mound Rock


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Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Mound Rock

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Loch A' Bhiocair

Canmore ID 14755

Site Number NH79NE 15

NGR NH 7753 9947

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NH79NE 15 7753 9947.

At the upper side of the plateau to the N of the Mound Rock, about 100 yards SW of the hillock that rises at the N end of it, is a cairn. Its outline has been carefully defined with large contiguous boulders from 2ft to 3ft in length and as much as 2ft in height. On the N these boulders are awanting, but they appear to have been used in the construction of a small enclosure abutting on the cairn at that point. The cairn is circular, about 35ft in diameter. It has been excavated for about 1ft of its depth, but neither cist nor chamber has been exposed. It is some 4ft in height.

RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

NH 7752 9946. Generally as described by the RCAHMS, this cairn is composed of stone mostly covered by turf and heather. The enclosure abutting on the W is poorly defined and irregular in shape, having a maximum diameter of 7.5m.

Visited by OS (R L) 11 April 1964.

(NH 7752 9946) Cairn (NR)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1971)

This cairn is as described by the previous authorities.

Revised at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (J B) 26 May 1981.


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