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Achnaclyth

Four Poster Stone Circle (Bronze Age)(Possible)

Site Name Achnaclyth

Classification Four Poster Stone Circle (Bronze Age)(Possible)

Canmore ID 7571

Site Number ND03SE 13

NGR ND 0912 3309

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

ND03SE 13 0912 3309

See also ND03SE 17.

At ND 0912 3309, in open moorland relatively free of stones, is a setting of three upright slabs, 0.5 to 0.6m high, with their faces aligned NW-SE. They have undoubtedly been set up by man, and superficially their size and disposition suggest the orthostats of a chambered cairn, but cairn material is totally absent and this premise is unlikely. Alternatively, this may be the remains of a 'four-poster'.

The nearest man-made structures are six hut circles 80m to the NE (for which, see ND03SE 17).

Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (NKB), 28 October 1982.

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