MHG11507 - Cnoc Na Caillich

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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC70NW 10 7338 0580.
(NC 733 058) Tumuli (NR) OS 6"map, Sutherland, 2nd ed. (1907)

On the slopes of a hillock which rises from the peat bog to the N of the croft at Achalloch, is a small group of mounds. One of these is set against a large earthfast boulder.
RCAHMS 1911.

The 12 or so mounds here are field clearance heaps; the ground has been extensively cultivated, and no associated structures were found in area.
Visited by OS (R B) 22 February 1966.

On the margin of modern cultivated land, a number of low stony mounds lie scattered along the flanks and over the summit of Cnoc na Caillich. They appear fairly typical of hut circle-associated field clearance heaps.
Visited by OS (J M) 30 April 1981.

There are c8 small cairns, measuring up to 4m diameter and 0.4m height, situated on improved S flank of Cnoc na Caillich over an area about one third of that depicted on 1st edition of OS 6-inch map (Sutherland 1879, sheet xcvi). (ROG95 944)
Visited by RCAHMS (DCC) 9 May 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, 171, No. 493 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 7338 0583 (202m by 149m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC70NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ROGART

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