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East Clyne

Battle Site (16th Century)

Site Name East Clyne

Classification Battle Site (16th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Conflict Of Clyne

Canmore ID 6453

Site Number NC80NE 11

NGR NC 895 065

NGR Description Centred NC 895 065

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC80NE 11 centred 895 065

(Centred: NC 895 065) Supposed Site of the Conflict of Clyne (NR)

between the men of Caithness and Sutherland AD 1590 (NAT)

OS 6" map, Sutherland, 2nd ed., (1909)

In 1590 the Earl of Caithness invaded Sutherland, and at a place near Kintradwell, Easter Clynekirkton, a battle is said to have ensued between the Caithness men and the Gordons of Sutherland. The former retreated in disorder from the scene of the affray.

R Gordon 1813; Name Book 1872; A Mackay 1914; Anon nd.

No further information.

The site occurs within a minor field system (NC90NW 17) denoted by field clearance heaps, these probably giving rise to the tradition.

Visited by OS (R L), 27 February 1968.


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