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Type of record:Monument
Name:Souterrain, NE of A897, Suisgill Bridge

Grid Reference:NC 8979 2506
Map Sheet:NC82NE
Civil Parish:KILDONAN
Geographical Area:SUTHERLAND

Monument Types

Other References/Statuses

  • Historic Environment Record: MHG11390
  • NMRS NUMLINK Reference: 6642
  • NMRS Record Details: NC82NE15 SUISGILL
  • Old SMR Reference Number: NC82NE0015

Full description

NC82NE 15 8979 2506.

(NC 89792506) Earth House (NR) OS 6"map, (1962)

The remains of a souterrain, discovered during field investigation, beside road, whose construction has cut away all but the end 4m. Entry is prevented by an iron grille over the opening, but the souterrain has been of the usual drystone construction, 1.2m wide and 2m high. The roof slabs are still in situ.
Visited by OS (J L D) 5 June 1961

No change to previous field report; no evidence of an associated hut circle. Visited by OS (J B) 2 December 1976

The remains of this souterrain lie to NE of public road (A897). Aligned from NNE to SSW, its SSW end has been destroyed during construction of road, surviving portion measuring 4.1m in length, 1.3m in breadth and 1m in height. An aumbry is visible at the end of the SE wall of the passage. Immediately to the ESE of the souterrain there is a roughly circular platform which may have been the stance for a hut-circle. There is a slab resting on the surface above the souterrain with at least five slight cup-marks on its face.
(KILD91 191)
Visited by RCAHMS (DCC) 10 April 1991.

Barclay, G J, 1987, 'Excavations at Upper Suisgill, Sutherland', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 115 1985, p.159-98, 177 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG748.

RCAHMS, 1993, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Strath of Kildonan: an archaeological survey (Text/Report). SHG2669.

Related Monument/Building records

MHG44798Parent of: DELETED - merged with MHG11390 (Monument)
MHG44799Parent of: DELETED - merged with MHG11390 (Monument)

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