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Oulmsdale Burn

Burnt Mound (Prehistoric)

Site Name Oulmsdale Burn

Classification Burnt Mound (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Kilearnan Hill

Canmore ID 7031

Site Number NC91NE 55

NGR NC 9534 1747

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC91NE 55 9534 1747

At NC 9534 1747, in a sheltered position in rising moorland open to the NE, is a burnt mound; it is roughly oval, measuring some 14.0m E-W by 12.0m, with a depression in the E side opening out onto the bed of a dried-up stream. The mound is 1.5m high and the content of heat-stained stones and blackened earth is exposed by erosion and rabbit burrowing.

Surveyed at 1:10,560.

Visited by OS (J M) 12 May 1976.

Activities

Field Visit (12 May 1976)

At NC 9534 1747, in a sheltered position in rising moorland open to the NE, is a burnt mound; it is roughly oval, measuring some 14.0m E-W by 12.0m, with a depression in the E side opening out onto the bed of a dried-up stream. The mound is 1.5m high and the content of heat-stained stones and blackened earth is exposed by erosion and rabbit burrowing.

Surveyed at 1:10,560.

Visited by OS (J M) 12 May 1976.

Excavation (1983)

Central Excavation Unit, Excavation and survey 1983.

CEU site 57/2/9 = hut circle OS 30b.

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