MHG10777 - Possible Souterrain, Achnabourin


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Type and Period (1)

  • SOUTERRAIN (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

No trace of souterrain during recent works (new shed) at the farm although excavations to depth of 9' - HAW 9/2004

NC75NW 24 709 585.
There is an earth-house at farmhouse of Auchinbourin (Achnabourin: NC 7104 5825).
J Horsburgh 1870.

On a hillock immediately E of road and between wood and farm-house at Achnabourin is a depression running N and S, about 54ft in length and nearly 9ft wide, showing signs of stone building at either side. This may be the remains of an earth-house.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

This souterrain was not located during field investigation.
Visited by OS (J L D) 5 May 1960.

Not located and no local info. Visited by OS (JB) 18 12 1978.

Horsburgh, J, 1870, 'Notes of cromlechs, duns, hut-circles, chambered cairns, and other remains, in the County of Sutherland', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 7, 1866-8, pp 271-9, 275 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1182.

RCAHMS, 1911, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Second report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Sutherland, 90, No. 266 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Grid reference Centred NC 7090 5850 (40m by 40m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC75NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish FARR

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