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Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Twinners

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 5094

Site Number NC50SE 31

NGR NC 5819 0490

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC50SE 31 5819 0490

(NC 5819 0490) Cairn (NR)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1970)

A probable cairn, partly grassed over, measuring 11m in diameter and 0.8m in maximum height. Within 10m to the SW are what appear to be the remains of two buildings, probably constructed from the cairn material.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (R D L) 2 July 1963.

RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

This probable cairn remains as a low mound of stones about 9.5m E-W by 8.0m by 0.6m high, situated on a natural shelf, about 50.0m up from the W bank of the River Shin and very limited as a vantage site. Two large slabs, 6.0m apart, lie haphazardly in the E half of the periphery; one or two other large stones lie just outside. The SW quarter has been disturbed. The structural remains to the SW are most likely to be of 18/19th century desertion. The mound has no visible constructional details, but a cairn, robbed and disturbed in part, seems very probable. Revised at 1:10 000.

Visited by OS (J M) 10 August 1976.


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