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Ach A' Chorrain

Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Ach A' Chorrain

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 4827

Site Number NC36SE 12

NGR NC 3665 6149

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC36SE 12 3665 6149

NC 3689 6151. A badly mutilated cairn about 54ft in diameter, delimited by a shallow ditch, lies between the 200ft and 225ft contours. Large slabs among the cairn material probably formed a cist.

OS 6" map annotated by Dr C S Sandeman, Durness, 14 March 1967; R W K Reid 1968.

At NC 3665 6149 on a prominent false crest is a mutilated cairn about 15.0m in diameter and 1.7m high, largely of bare rubble stones. The interior has been scooped out revealing a number of slabs which may be from a cist or chamber, but none of those visible are in situ. A shake-hole lies immeditely to the E of the cairn, and the ditch extending from it around the N arc appears natural.

Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (N K B), 22 May 1980.


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