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The Ord

Site (Period Unassigned)

Site Name The Ord

Classification Site (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 82054

Site Number NC50NE 95

NGR NC 574 057

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC50NE 95 574 057.

A cup-shaped hollow 6ft across and 1 1/2 feet deep open to the north.

Visited 14 June 1909.

RCAHMS 1911.

There is nothing to indicate that this is other than a natural hollow.

Visited by OS (EGC) 29 June 1963.


Ground Survey (22 February 2010 - 18 March 2010)

NC 575 050 A topographic survey of the scheduled area and a 100m buffer zone around the The Ord was carried out 22 February–18 March 2010. The area contains a high density of archaeological monuments, including Neolithic funerary monuments and remains of Bronze Age settlements and agriculture. Although the distribution of the major features was known, this survey added detail and increased the accuracy of information obtained in previous surveys. The survey also identified several previously unrecorded features. In total over 450 individual archaeological features were recorded including a burnt mound, c35 hut circles, 14 rectangular buildings and over 300 clearance cairns.

Archive: RCAHMS

Funder: The Forestry Commission Scotland


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