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Bowside

Cairnfield (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Bowside

Classification Cairnfield (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 6930

Site Number NC86SW 6

NGR NC 831 609

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NC86SW 6 831 609.

(NC 831 609) A group of about ten apparent hut circles (RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909) which are, in fact, field clearance heaps quarried and mutilated until they give this erroneous impression. They average 4.5m in diameter and some of the mounds are still intact. The group covers an area about 100m NW-SE by 50m transversely and lies on a west-facing slope.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 26 April 1960

These mounds are typical of the stone clearance heaps usually associated with hut circle cultivation, but with no huts in evidence.

Visited by OS (JM) 21 June 1977

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