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Clashmore

Burnt Mound (Prehistoric)(Possible)

Site Name Clashmore

Classification Burnt Mound (Prehistoric)(Possible)

Canmore ID 7347

Site Number NC96SE 27

NGR NC 9999 6314

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NC96SE 27 9999 6314.

At NC 9999 6314 there is a heather-covered stony mound measuring 12.0m E-W by 14.0m transversely and 1.3m high, which, pending proof by excavation, must be considered to be a burial cairn.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (R D) 20 November 1964.

(NC 9999 6314) Cairn (NR)

OS 25"map, (1966)

Situated in low-lying ground adjacent to a watercourse is a heather-covered circular mound, 11.0m in diameter and 0.9m high. The profile is of a truncated bowl and 'cairn-like', with a number of rubble stones exposed around the rim, though the latter may be clearance from nearby early modern fields. Some fragments f friable stone are visible in rabbit scrapes on the summit, but these may have been broken down by weathering. No black earth can be seen. A settlement of hut circles occurs some 200m to the W (see NC96SE 28).

The mound is clearly man-made, and the most likely explanation is that it is a burnt mound though there is insufficient evidence to classify it with certainty as such.

Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (N K B) 17 November 1981.

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Field Visit (20 November 1964)

At NC 9999 6314 there is a heather-covered stony mound measuring 12.0m E-W by 14.0m transversely and 1.3m high, which, pending proof by excavation, must be considered to be a burial cairn.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (R D) 20 November 1964.

Field Visit (17 November 1981)

Situated in low-lying ground adjacent to a watercourse is a heather-covered circular mound, 11.0m in diameter and 0.9m high. The profile is of a truncated bowl and 'cairn-like', with a number of rubble stones exposed around the rim, though the latter may be clearance from nearby early modern fields. Some fragments f friable stone are visible in rabbit scrapes on the summit, but these may have been broken down by weathering. No black earth can be seen. A settlement of hut circles occurs some 200m to the W (see NC96SE 28).

The mound is clearly man-made, and the most likely explanation is that it is a burnt mound though there is insufficient evidence to classify it with certainty as such.

Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (N K B) 17 November 1981.

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