MHG11999 - Barrow, Balcharn


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Type and Period (1)

  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC50NE 35 5969 0622.

(NC 5969 0622) Mound (NR). OS 1:10,000 map, (1970)

A mound measuring from 60-70ft in diameter, surrounded by a ditch about 40ft wide and about 5ft deep. There is a slight rampart on the top of the counterscarp. Under cultivation.
RCAHMS 1911.

A 'Wessex' barrow, much reduced by cultivation and its E side destroyed, so that it is not possible to determine whether it is of bowl- or bell-type. Of earthen construction, it is set into the NE end of a low spur in a manner which suggests it has been deliberately brought to level, a recurring feature in 'Wessex' barrow/cairns in Scotland.
The central mound is about 31m in diameter and 1.7m in height above the surrounding ditch some 8m wide. Around the edge of the ditch intermittent traces of an outer bank survive about 9m wide, giving an overall diameter of about 65.0m.
Visited by OS (W D J) 28 June 1963 and (A C) 30 June 1971.

A Wessex-type barrow as described in previous field report.
Re-surveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 12 August 1976.

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Grid reference Centred NC 5969 0622 (30m by 30m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC50NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish LAIRG

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