MHG11231 - Breackue

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Type and Period (2)

  • BUILDING (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
  • CAIRNFIELD (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

(Area NC 718 054) Tumuli (NR)
OS 6"map, Sutherland, 2nd ed., (1907)

At Breackue, on rising ground to E of road NW of crofts, is a considerable group of mounds of ordinary type. Towards the E side of the group, on the upper slope, some 50 yards W of the croft dyke, is one rather more conspicuous than the rest. It is almost circular with a diameter of about 21ft and some 3ft 6ins high.
RCAHMS 1911.

A considerable number of field clearance heaps; but with no evidence of hut circles in association.
Visited by OS (R B) 10 February 1966

Along the flanks and summit of W shoulder of a hill are numerous stony heaps typical of hut circle-associated field clearance heaps. The mound specified by the RCAHMS could not be identified.
Visited by OS (J M) 30 April 1981.

There is a scatter of small cairns, which measure up to 4m in diameter and 0.4m in height, along the W shoulder of a low hill. The ground to the E of a drystone wall which crosses the top of the hill is semi-improved, while to the W the ground is very smooth and heather-covered. Gorse has colonised much of the hilltop, and this may have obscured a large mound referred to previously (RCAHMS 1911) but which was not seen on the date of visit.
On the NE fringe of the small cairns there is a rectangular hut which measures 5m from E to W by 2.2m transversely within boulder footings 0.9m in thickness and 0.3m in height. A much larger roofed structure is depicted at this location on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Sutherland 1879, sheet xcvi).
(ROG95 147, 972)
Visited by RCAHMS (DCC) 27 April 1995


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, 167, No. 483 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 7181 0535 (277m by 206m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC70NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ROGART

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