MHG11805 - Newton Point

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Type and Period (1)

  • CAIRN (Undated)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NH78NW 8 7113 8776.

(NH 7113 8776) Cairn (NR) (rems of)
OS 1:10,000 map, (1973)

A large tumulus, mostly of earth. It has never been explored, but has been partly destroyed, "but to no great extent at present".
Name Book 1874.

A cairn which has been excavated and almost completely carted away for road metal.
RCAHMS 1911.

Situated on a raised beach at Newton Point are the remains of a turf and whin-covered cairn 12.0m in diameter. The interior has been robbed to ground level and all that remains is a penannular rim up to 3.5m wide and 0.5m high. The content where exposed is of beach stones.
Visited by OS (N K B) 24 October 1969 and 10 December 1980.


Name Book (County), Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 6, 129 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3390.


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, 30, No. 77 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NH 7113 8775 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH78NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CREICH

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