EHG4601 - Survey and Excavation - Cist at Eadar a' Chalda, Assynt

Technique(s)

EXCAVATION

Organisation

Historic Assynt

Date

June - July 2014

Description

in 2008 a survey team of volunteers set up by Historic Assynt as part of the Scotland's Rural Past scheme was surveying the early modern farmstead of Eadar a Chalda and came across a feature at NC 24506 23740 which was tentatively identified as a possible severely robbed cairn. As part of a concerted plan by Historic Assynt to return to and record a number of such previously noted features, the site was visited again on 1March 2013 and surface examination suggested that it was indeed a robbed cairn, originally constructed largely of river-worn quartzite stones, the source of which was probably the Allt a Calda Mor some 200m to the south . <1>

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Map

Location

Location Eadar a' Chalda, Assynt
Grid reference Centred NC 2453 2374 (10m by 12m)
Map sheet NC22SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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