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Borlum Rock

Clearance Cairn(S) (Period Unassigned), Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Site Name Borlum Rock

Classification Clearance Cairn(S) (Period Unassigned), Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 7337

Site Number NC96SE 18

NGR NC 9748 6347

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Reay
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Caithness
  • Former County Caithness

Archaeology Notes

NC96SE 18 9748 6347.

At NC 9748 6347 there are the remains of a hut circle, measuring 7.5m NE-SW by 5.0m E-W. About eight earthfast stones remain in the S segment, where a 1.5m wide entrance is visible; the N periphery exists only as a darker crop mark. To the N of this feature there are the possible remains of two shielings. A number of field clearance heaps lie adjacent.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (R D) 27 November 1964 and (J L D) 6 April 1961.

(NC 9748 6347) Hut Circle (NR)

OS 6"map, (1963)

The remains of a hut circle, as described by OS field surveyor (R D). Associated field clearance is denoted by a disturbed heap of stones, 11.0m NE of the hut, and by several slight stony mounds nearby. Some 35.0m NNE of the hut circle are the remains of a crude bothy-type structure.

Revised at 1:10560.

Visited by OS (J M) 11 August 1981.

Chest high bracken obscures this hut-circle, which was noted during a pre-afforestation survey of Sandside Estate.

C Dagg 13 October 1998; NMRS MS 1008/3, no.35


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