MHG12093 - Burnt Mound, Cnoc an Achaidh Mhoir

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  • BURNT MOUND (Undated)

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NC50SE 40 5830 0236.

Some 40 yards south of the double hut circle (NC50SE 8) is a double-mounded construction which may possibly be a kiln.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

NC 5830 0236. This is not a kiln but a burnt mound, situated alongside a stream, and just outside a field system (NC50SE 8). It measures 8.5m overall diameter and 0.7m high; the centre is depressed, and there is a gap on the SW side leading out towards the stream. Flanking this gap are two large stones 0.7m apart, which are probably the visible remains of a hearth, though that on the west side is probably slightly displaced. The east stone is 1.0m long, protrudes 0.15m above ground level, and has a vertical face to the other stone. A superficial examination of the mound revealed numerous fire-reddened and "rotten" stones.
Surveyed at 1:10 000
Visited by OS (R D L) 4 July 1963 and (J M) 28 July 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, 22, No. 56 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Grid reference Centred NC 5830 0236 (16m by 16m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC50SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CREICH

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