MHG12076 - Druim Baile Fuir

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Type and Period (1)

  • CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NC50SE 23 5620 0307.

(NC 5620 0307) Cairn (NR)
OS 1:10,000 map, (1970)

This cairn, elliptical in outline, and with its longest axis E and W measuring 54 x 37ft, is some 6ft in height. It has been disturbed in the centre, but no cist or chamber has been exposed. About eight small mounds lie to the E of it.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

Generally as described above, this featurelss cairn of bare stones measures 14 x 10.0m. The mounds to the E are field clearance heaps. Visited by OS (R D L) 26 June 1963.

The cairn is set on a rise high in a wooded hillside facing E. It shows as a flattened oval mound of bare stone standing to 1.0m, the periphery obscured by tumble and overgrowth, but the estimated diameters 15.0m E-W by 11.0m transversely. No structural features are apparent. The mounds are no longer in evidence, probably destroyed by deep ploughing and afforestation.
Revised at 1:10 000.
Visited by OS (J M) 31 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, 156, No. 449 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 5619 0306 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC50SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish LAIRG

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