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Skelpick Burn Wood

Kiln (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Site Name Skelpick Burn Wood

Classification Kiln (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Canmore ID 6296

Site Number NC75SE 1

NGR NC 75 52

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC75SE 1 75 52.

A pit in the shape of an inverted cone, 7 or 8ft deep and neatly lined with stones was found by Horsburgh on the hill W of Skelpick Burn, but near Skelpick Burn Wood (NC 75 52). It was almost covered by heather and was locally said to have been used for cooking deer, but it is also possible that it was used for storing meat, the carcass being salted and insulated by bracken. Other suggestions are that it was a wolf-trap or, suitably lines, a tan pit (Feachem 1959).

J Horsburgh 1870; R W Feachem 1959.

Not found during field investigation.

Visited by OS (J L D) 6 May 1960.

No change to preceding field report.

Visited by OS (J M) 23 August 1977.

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