MHG11843 - Sunnylea


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Type and Period (1)

  • CAIRNFIELD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NC50NE 47 5838 0525.

(NC 5838 0525) Possible cairn noted.
Visited by OS (A A) 8 June 1971.

This feature is a circular stony mound, overgrown with heather, situated on the summit of a low morainic ridge within a minor field system (See NC50NE 28). It measures about 7.0m in diameter and 0.7m high, with no kerb or cist visible. It is indistinguishable from three stone clearance heaps immediately to the east, and presumably served a similar purpose. Visited by OS (N K B) 27 July 1976.

his site was visited, along with MHG11510, as part of a walkover survey in April 2009. The hut circle occupies a separate knoll to the NE, while the field clearance piles appear to arrange in two rows, one on the top of the ridge consisting of four low heather covered mounds and at the base of slope to the north a row of three more. Immediately to the west of these runs a recently inserted water main (Photos 5-7). <1>

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Grid reference Centred NC 5838 0524 (300m by 300m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC50NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish LAIRG

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