MHG10457 - Mounds, Melness House


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Type and Period (1)

  • MOUND (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC56SE 3 579 609.

(NC 5789 6095 and NC 5793 6098) Tumuli (NR)
OS 6" map, Sutherlandshire, 1st ed., (1874)

Two mounds composed chiefly of earth, very distinct but of no great size. Name Book 1874

2 mounds each about 14ft diameter.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909

No tumuli or cairns were located. At NC 5785 6093 at SE base of a prominent knoll is a rectangular enclosure 14.5m by 9.2m consisting of a low turf bank, 0.1m - 0.2m high and 1m broad.
Visited by OS (JLD) 21 April 1960

The two stony mounds are probably spoil heaps from a nearby quarry, or alternatively isolated clearance heaps though no cleared ground is in evidence. They do not resemble burial cairns. The "rectangular enclosure" described by previous field investigator is relatively modern.
Visited by OS (NKB) 10 October 1978

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Grid reference Centred NC 5789 6097 (84m by 87m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC56SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish TONGUE

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