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Loynemore East

Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Loynemore East

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 4624

Site Number NC21SE 10

NGR NC 25535 14544

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC21SE 10 2553 1454.

At NC 2553 1454, on a shelf in a SW-facing hillside, is a cairn. It measures approximately 13.5m E-W by 12.0m transversely and is 1.2m high; the E quarter is turf-covered but elsewhere the stone content is exposed. There has been slip on to the slope, particularly in the NW but generally the cairn seems undisturbed. There is no indication of a cist, chamber, or kerb. There is some appearance of a slight horn on the E periphery of the cairn but it could be fortuitous.

Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (J M) 12 August 1980.


Field Visit (28 November 2009)

Situated in improved pasture on flat ground at the bottom of a hill is a drystone circular sheepfold. The wall comprises two single course faces brought roughly to course with a rubble infill. An entrance is visible on the south-west measuring 0.6m wide and 0.8m high. Areas of the structure stand to full height but other areas are greatly diminished.

(HLP_no 122)

Assynt's Hidden Lives Project 2009


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