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Clearance Cairn(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Culmaily

Classification Clearance Cairn(S) (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 5000

Site Number NC50NE 30

NGR NC 5978 0697

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC50NE 30 5978 0697

(NC 5978 0697) Tumuli (NR).

OS 6" map, Sutherlandshire, 2nd ed., (1908)

These mounds have virtually disappeared due to cultivation and construction of a new road, but it would appear that they were the usual field clearance heaps. RCAHMS note a hut circle lying 100 yards to the south, but this could not be located.

Visited by OS (W D J) 28 June 1963.

RCAHMS 1911.

The area containing the 'tumuli' shown on OS 6" map, 2nd ed., (1908) is now under crop, and there is no trace of mounds or a hut circle. On the E side of the public road in pasture at NC 599 069 are several stone clearance heaps of a minor field system. These show no pattern of cultivation plots. Presumably the 'tumuli' were also a result of field clearance.

Visited by OS (N K B), 26 July 1976.


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