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Souterrain (Prehistoric)

Site Name Tongue

Classification Souterrain (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 5341

Site Number NC55NE 6

NGR NC 59 57

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC55NE 6 59 57.

A previously opened souterrain, which lay in a field on the right of the road between Tongue House (NC55NE 4) and Kirkiboll (NC 591 567), was re-opened for examination by Horsburgh in 1867. It was about 25ft long, 2 1/2ft broad at the entrance and 4ft wide at the inner end where it terminated in a circle. The sides were dry-built of small stones and it was roofed with flat slabs.

J Horsburgh 1870.

The souterrain was not found during field investigation.

Visited by OS (JLD) 25 April 1960

No change to previous field report. There is no local knowledge of this site.

Visited by OS (JB) 15 September 1977


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