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Cave (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Backies

Classification Cave (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 6593

Site Number NC80SW 8

NGR NC 8360 0295

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC80SW 6 8360 0295.

NC 8360 0295. A cave, in which the RCAHMS in 1909 could see evidence of human habitation, although none is now visible.

The entrance is in the NE side of a depression caused by a sunken water course, and a flight of laid steps, of unknown date, 1.7m long, but probably formerly more extensive, descends to it from the SW. The cave consists of a lofty gallery about 3 to 4ft wide and about 20ft long at the end of which a narrow passage turns sharply to the right and enters an extensive area of the hill which is of interest to pot-holers. Surveyed at 1:2500.

RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909; Visited by OS (J M) 29 October 1975.


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