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Strath Na Frithe

Cairn (Prehistoric)

Site Name Strath Na Frithe

Classification Cairn (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Cnoc Dail-chairn

Canmore ID 6676

Site Number NC82NE 6

NGR NC 8575 2711

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes ( - 1977)

NC82NE 6 8575 2711

(NC 8575 2711) Cairn (NR).

OS 6" map, 1962.

A heathergrown cairn 11m in diameter and about 1m high.

Visited by OS (E G C) 31 May 1961

RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

There is some doubt whether this artificial stony mound is a cairn. The situation on a slight false crest in open moorland is unremarkable. The mound is heather- covered with a conical rather than a 'bowl shaped' profile, and no cist or kerb is exposed. Apart from its somewhat larger size, it is undistinguishable from the three or four clearance heaps in the vicinity.

Visited by OS (J B), 14 January 1977.


Field Visit (5 May 1991)

What may be a cairn is situated on a false crest on the gently undulating southern slopes of Cnoc Dail-chairn. The conical stony mound measures about 9m in diameter and 1m in height.

(KILD91 273)

Visited by RCAHMS (DCC), 5 May 1991.


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