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Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Clashmore

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 7356

Site Number NC96SE 34

NGR NC 9967 6305

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 34 9967 6305.

At NC 9967 6305, on a change of slope on a N-facing hill-side, is a cairn 9.0m in diameter by 0.8m high. It is mainly peat-covered but a core content of medium sized rounded and angular stone is visible in the W half. N of the cairn centre, an inclined slab 0.4m broad by 0.1m thick protruding 0.3m may be the disturbed end-slab of a cist.

Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (J M) 21 July 1981.

This cairn (NMRS, MS 738/25, no.1), which measures 11m in diameter and stands over 1m in height, was recorded (at NC 9966 6305) during the course of a pre-afforestation survey by AOC (Scotland) Ltd.

A Smith and D Rankin, AOC (Scotland) Ltd, November 1995; NMRS MS 738/25

NC 993 634 (centre) A pre-afforestation survey was carried out on behalf of Historic Scotland by AOC (Scotland) Ltd in November 1995, covering slightly less than 1sq km of land at Achrasker, 3km SE of Reay. Nine sites had already been recorded in the area by the RCAHMS. The survey found that some of the known sites were more extensive than previously recorded, and in addition discovered several new sites, including:

c NC 995 631 Hut circles and cairnfield (NC96SE 28, NC96SE 34, NC96SE 35 ).

Sponsor: Historic Scotland

AOC (Scotland) Ltd 1996


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