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Cairn (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Site Name Clashmore

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Canmore ID 7357

Site Number NC96SE 35

NGR NC 9959 6319

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 35 9959 6319.

At NC 9959 6319, on a low knoll within a settlement of hut circles and field system (NC96SE 28) is heather-covered mound 7.5m in diameter by 0.7m high; the centre has been disturbed to 0.4m deep and a core content of medium sized slab and rounded stone is visible. The mound would appear to be a possible cairn, but it may be a large stone clearance heap.

Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (J M) 22 July 1981.

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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