MHG11104 - Skelpick Burn

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Type and Period (1)

  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NC75SW 1 740 543.

(NC 740 543) Tumuli (NR) (Twelve shown)
OS 6"map, Sutherland, 1st ed., (1873)

About two dozen field clearance heaps covering an area of about 120m NW-SE by 50m NE-SW, on a low ridge. They are generally 3.6m to 4.2m in diameter but one, near the burn at the north end of the ridge measures 6.4m by 2.4m (See also NC75SW 68).
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909; Visited by OS (J L D) 5 May 1960.

These stone clearance heaps, 10m - 15m apart, are of the type usually associated with hut circles. There is heather-covered embanking at the foot of the slope in the east and south.
Visited by OS (J M) 21 July 1977.


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, 73, No. 217 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 7404 5434 (228m by 268m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC75SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish FARR

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