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Type of record:Monument
Name:Burnt Mound, The Ord


© Forestry Commission Scotland and Headland Archaeology Ltd (File size: 666 KB)Fieldwork Report  © Forestry Commission Scotland and Headland Archaeology Ltd (File size: 32489 KB)
Grid Reference:NC 5756 0572
Map Sheet:NC50NE
Civil Parish:LAIRG
Geographical Area:SUTHERLAND

Monument Types

Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1812: The Ord, chambered cairns, cairns, settlements and field systems


  • Survival: VISIBLE FEATURE (>1M (undated)

Other References/Statuses

  • Historic Environment Record: MHG9469
  • NMRS NUMLINK Reference: 5056
  • NMRS Record Details: NC50NE80 THE ORD
  • Non-Statutory Register (R)
  • Old SMR Reference Number: NC50NE0077

Full description

NC50NE 80 5756 0572.
On NE slopes of The Ord is a roughly oval, heather-covered burnt mound situated close to a burn. It measures 14.5m SE-NW by 11.5m and stands up to 1.6m high. Two depressions occur in the mound at the NW end, and a larger one at the SE end near the burn. Three or four large unburnt stones lay on the perimeter of the mound in the S. Where exposed, the mound's interior is of small friable stones. A surface scrape reveals many small fragments of charcoal but they may be the result of later heather burning. Several hut circles stand close by (see NC50NE 13).
This burnt mound is probably referred to in NC50NE 46 but the statement there of size and position does not agree with the mound described above.
Surveyed at 1/2500. Visited by OS (J B) 16 March 1979.

Recorded during topographic survey across this area, carried out in Spring 2010. It measures 18m NW to SE, is 17m wide and 2.5m high. It is situated on the SE side of a small stream. There are three marked hollows aligned along the middle of the mound. A smaller mound some 7m in diameter and with a hollow in the middle is situated on the opposite side of the stream.

<1> Dalland, M, 05/2010, A Topographic Archaeological Survey of the Ord Prehistoric Landscape: Lairg, North Highland, Site HA6 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG24798.

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EHG3256Topographic Survey of the Ord Prehistoric Landscape

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