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The Ord

Mound (Period Unassigned)

Site Name The Ord

Classification Mound (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 5004

Site Number NC50NE 34

NGR NC 573 056

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 34 573 056.

(Area: NC 573 056) A mound about 27ft in diameter, which seems to have been excavated lies about 250 yards SE of the summit of the Ord.

RCAHMS 1911.

There are a number of field clearance heaps in the area indicated, mostly associated with run-rig, and some probably contemporary with the earlier settlement and field system (See NC50NE 13). This particular mound was not located.

Visited by OS (N K B) 21 July 1976.


Ground Survey (22 February 2010 - 18 March 2010)

NC 575 050 A topographic survey of the scheduled area

and a 100m buffer zone around the The Ord was carried

out 22 February–18 March 2010. The area contains a high

density of archaeological monuments, including Neolithic

funerary monuments and remains of Bronze Age settlements

and agriculture. Although the distribution of the major

features was known, this survey added detail and increased

the accuracy of information obtained in previous surveys.

The survey also identified several previously unrecorded

features. In total over 450 individual archaeological features

were recorded including a burnt mound, c35 hut circles, 14

rectangular buildings and over 300 clearance cairns.

Archive: RCAHMS

Funder: The Forestry Commission Scotland


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