MHG12325 - Burnt Mound, Gob Mor


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Type and Period (1)

  • BURNT MOUND (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC53NE 4 5789 3614.

(Area NC 581 361) About 120 yards E of NC53NE 2(B) and between it and the highest point of the hill, lies a mounded construction which is possibly a kiln. Its interior diameter is 6ft E-W and 7ft N-S. There is a narrow opening into the interior from the S. The enclosing bank, covered with heather, is about 10ft broad on either side and on the N, less prominent. There is a slight depression, about 5ft in diameter, in front of the entrance.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909

The feature described by the RCAHMS was located at NC 5787 3617 and is a mutilated stony mound with a depression (1.5m in diameter) on top and a slight depression on S side of it. There is no stone-built structure about it, and because of its situation and fact that are a number of clearance heaps in area it may be suggested that feature is no more than a quarried clearance heap.
Visited by OS (JLD) 8 May 1961

This feature, at corrected map reference NC 5789 3614, is in damp ground on W side of a natural drainage gully and is almost certainly a burnt mound. It is U-shaped and measures 6.0m across the open end, the N, by 9.0m transversely and is 0.7m high; there is a slight depression in S side. The mound is heavily peat blanketed preventing exploration of the body content but its disposition and form leaves little doubt as to the classification. There are hut circles nearby (see NC53NE 2 and 6.)
Surveyed at 1:10,000. Visited by OS (JM) 26 June 1980

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Grid reference Centred NC 5789 3614 (16m by 16m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC53NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish FARR

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