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Cairn (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Site Name Creagach

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Canmore ID 5598

Site Number NC63NW 12

NGR NC 6046 3534

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC63NW 12 6046 3534.

(NC 6046 3534) Cairn (NR)

OS 6" map, (1964)

On the top of a knoll, about 200 yards S of the broch (NC63NW 11) is a mound with a diameter of about 18ft.

RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

This mound, allegedly a cairn (OS {W D J}) although prominently situated, has a number of unusual characteristics which make a positive classification as a cairn difficult. In plan it is 'tear-drop' shaped, measuring 7.0m N-S by 8.3m and 0.6m high, and consists of partially turf-covered stones of a more irregular quality than is usually found in cairns. Two or three stones appear to form a rough kerb around a depression at the east end. The depression is suggestive of a mutilated kiln, a possibility heightened by the remains of run rig in the vicinity. There is no other trace of a kerb around the mound.

Revised at 1/10,000.

Visited by OS (W D J) 11 May 1961 [Photo] and (J B) 12 April 1977.


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