MHG10940 - Battle Site, Kintradwell


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Type and Period (2)

  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BATTLE SITE (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Centred: NC 895 065 Supposed Site of the Conflict of Clyne (NR) between the men of Caithness and Sutherland AD 1590 (NAT)
OS 6"map, Sutherland, 2nd ed., (1909)

In 1590 the Earl of Caithness invaded Sutherland, and at a place near Kintradwell, Easter Clynekirkton, a battle is said to have ensued between the Caithness men and the Gordons of Sutherland. The former retreated in disorder from the scene of the affray.
R Gordon 1813; Name Book 1872; A Mackay 1914; Anon nd.

No further information. The site occurs within a minor field system (NC90NW 17) denoted by field clearance heaps, these probably giving rise to the tradition.
Visited by OS (R L) 27 February 1968.

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Grid reference Centred NC 8950 0649 (50m by 50m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC80NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CLYNE

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