MHG11022 - Cnoc a' Ghrianain


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Type and Period (1)

  • HUT CIRCLE (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

In the immediate neighbourhood of the cairn on the E bank of the Allt a' Mhuilinn (NC81SW 19) are numbers of heather clad tumuli.
J M Davidson 1948.

No 'tumuli' occur in the area indicated, though there are scattered clearance heaps in association with the settlement (NC81SW 20). Davidson is probably referring to the well preserved field system, centred at NC 832 112, which covers 9 hectares of open moorland on a gentle SW-facing slope. It comprises a number of irregular field plots average size 30m by 20m, delineated by stone clearance heaps, lynchets and field walls. Within the system, at NC 8313 1119, is a solitary stone-walled hut oval in shape and measuring internally 13m N-S by 10m E-W, with the wall spread to an average 2.5m. The entrance is in the S arc.
Surveyed at 1:10,560. Visited by OS (J B) 26 November 1975.

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Grid reference Centred NC 8319 1125 (326m by 373m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC81SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CLYNE

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