MHG10295 - Salscraggie


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Type and Period (2)

  • KERB CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
  • ENCLOSURE (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

ND01NW 28 0066 1789 and 0068 1788.

(0066 1789) Hut Circle (NR), (0068 1788) Cairn (NR)
OS 6" map, (1964)

Situated about 100yds to the W of the long cairn near Salscraggie (ND01NW 2) are two small enclosures over- grown with heather. That nearest the cairn is oval, measuring internally about 10' x 6'. Its longest axis lies N-S and the entrance which is about 4' wide is from the SE. The enclosing bank is about 3' wide and on the E side of the entrance is carried forward for a distance of about 7'. The details of the other construction are less distinct.
RCAHMS 1911.

The structure first mentioned is placed on the edge of a narrow hill shelf and appears to be the remains of a burial cairn of some 10.0m in diameter. Two kerbstones survive in the SSW with several possible kerb stones in the NNE, some displaced. A hollow, 0.5m deep to the N of centre is an excavation, within the cairn material breached in the SE giving the impression of an entrance. The cairn stands 1.0m high with a strip about 1.0m between the kerbstones and the cairn material.
The second enclosure, probably the one mentioned by RCAHM, is rather obscure but appears to be roughly a V-shaped hollow, measuring 4.0m E-W by 2.3m internally. It has been set into the slope with little trace of a surrounding bank or wall. One inner facing stone in situ with others, probably displaced are visible at the W end. The E end is open. The purpose of the structure is unclear, possibly it has been a domestic dwelling.
Revised at 1,10,000.
Visited by OS (J B) 24 May 1976.

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Grid reference Centred ND 0066 1789 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND01NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish KILDONAN

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