MHG11500 - Possible Souterrain, Skerray Mains


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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC66SE 11 6603 6314.

(NC 6603 6314) An artificial cave enters from below the road and runs for 40 or 50 yards below the house of Skerra-mains. Two urns were found in it when it was discovered but they crumbled away on being exposed to the air.
H Morrison 1883.

This cave was not located during field investigation.
Visited by OS (J L D) 14 May 1960.

The occupants of Skerry Mains have heard of this cave, which may possibly be a souterrain, but they have no knowledge of its exact location. Visited by OS (R L) 30 June 1971.

No change to previous field reports.
Visited by OS (J B) 15 September 1977.

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Grid reference Centred NC 6602 6314 (40m by 40m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC66SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish TONGUE

Finds (1)

  • VESSEL (Undated)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Investigations/Events (0)

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