MHG12005 - Lochside

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Type and Period (1)

  • CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC50NE 40 5834 0730.
Cairn (NR) OS 6" map, Sutherlandshire, 2nd ed., (1908)

An oval mound whose longest axis lies NW and SE. Its diameter is 83ft by 54ft with height of c 6ft and it is entirely covered with turf. Its artificial character is doubtful, though the SE end of it has more appearance of a sepulchral cairn than the remainder.
RCAHMS 1911.

This very natural looking mound shows some stones protruding here and there. There is no evidence of cist or chamber.
Visited by OS (W D J) 25 June 1963.

This is not a cairn but a natural knoll. Living rock protrudes through the turf towards its summit. Similar features oriented NW-SE occur along the ridge.
Visited by OS (N K B) 13 August 1976.


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, 157, No. 455 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 5833 0730 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC50NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish LAIRG

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