EHG3052 - Desk-based assessment and walkover survey at Craigton, Strathbrora



Stuart Farrell


July 2009


Stuart Farrell was commissioned by UPM Tilhill in July 2009 to undertake an archaeological desktop and walkover survey for a block of proposed forestry at Craigton, Strathbrora. Fieldwork revealed a number of previously unrecorded archaeological sites including cairns, a sheepfold, buildings, a horizontal mill and memorials. Most of the sites relate to a former farming landscape of late 18th to early 19th-century date, but later cleared in the mid 19th century to make way for a large sheep farm. The numerous cairns are undated but may be prehistoric. A number of recommendations have been made. <1>

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Location Land west of Craigton, Strathbrora
Grid reference Centred NC 66439 12386 (2012m by 1963m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC61SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND

Related Monuments/Buildings (23)

  • Buildings and dykes, Craigton (Monument)
  • Cairn, Craigton (Monument)
  • Clearance or marker cairn, Craigton (Monument)
  • Craigton (Monument)
  • Craigton (Monument)
  • Craigton Farm (Monument)
  • Creag Riabhach (Monument)
  • Creagan Nan Gidheal (Monument)
  • Farmstead, Allt Coire Chaorachaidh (Monument)
  • Farmstead, Tigh Na H-Easaich (Monument)
  • Horizontal mill, Allt Coire Chaorachaidh (Monument)
  • Memorial cairn, Craigton (Monument)
  • Memorial seat, Craigton (Monument)
  • Possible clearance cairn, Craigton (Monument)
  • Sheepfold, Tigh na h-Easaich (Monument)
  • Sidhean Na Carraigh (Monument)
  • Sidhean Na Carraigh (Monument)
  • Site of township, Craigton (Monument)
  • Small cairn, Craigton (Monument)
  • Small pen or structure, Craigton (Monument)
  • Stone heap, Craigton (Monument)
  • Tigh Na H-easaich (Monument)
  • Tigh Na H-easaich (Monument)

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Record last edited

Nov 6 2015 2:06PM

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