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Caen Burn

Hut Circle (Prehistoric), Souterrain (Prehistoric)

Site Name Caen Burn

Classification Hut Circle (Prehistoric), Souterrain (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Caen

Canmore ID 7478

Site Number ND01NW 6

NGR ND 0106 1850

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

ND01NW 6 0106 1850.

(ND 0106 1850) Enclosure and Earth house (NR).

OS 6" map, (1964)

On the W side of the Caen Burn glen is a hut circle with a diameter of 37' surrounded by a bank about 4' thick increasing towards the entrance passage, 12'6" long, in the SE. A wall 2' to 4' thick runs in a curve within the hut 24'6" from the huts entrance. Against the inside of this wall there appears to have been another small oval enclosure measuring internally some 16' x 6'. Inside the hut just E of the entrance is the entrance of an earth house with a total length of 26'. At end it is 3'6" wide and 4'10" high. The external features of the circle give no indication of the existence of the earth house.

From the E side of the hut's entrance a wall runs down the hill.

J Anderson 1873; A B Scott 1899; RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

This hut circle (10.5m internal diameter) and souterrain are as described. See ND01NW 30 for details of surrounding cultivation.

Revised at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (W D J) 24 May 1960 and (J B) 22 June 1976.


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