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Garbh-allt

Burnt Mound (Prehistoric)

Site Name Garbh-allt

Classification Burnt Mound (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 5907

Site Number NC70NW 66

NGR NC 7304 0557

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Activities

Field Visit (30 April 1981)

NC70NW 66 7304 0557.

At NC 7304 0557, on the south bank of Garbh-allt, is a burnt mound. It measures 10.0 by 8.0m across and 1.0m high and is depressed in the E side, the line of the main axis. Erosion of the heather cover reveals friable and reddened fragments of stone.

Surveyed at 1:10 000.

Visited by OS (J M) 30 April 1981.

Field Visit (10 May 1995)

This U-shaped burnt mound is set well above the current water level on the S bank of the Garbh-allt. It measures 10.3m from E to W by 7.8m transversely and 1m in height, opening out to the N. The mound may have been eroded by the burn on the N where there is an exposure of cracked stone set in a matrix of black soil.

(ROG95 279)

Visited by RCAHMS (DCC) 10 May 1995

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