MHG12700 - Souterrain 0.25 mile N of Ribigill

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Type and Period (1)

  • SOUTERRAIN (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NC55SE 18 582 545.

(Area: NC 582 545) The site of a souterrain which was closed up many years before 1909 lies in a park on the right of the road between Tongue and Ribigill and about 1/4 mile north of Ribigill farmhouse. (NC 582 541)
J Horsburgh 1870; RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909

No trace and no further information.
Visited by OS (NKB) 7 November 1978

There has been a certain amount of confusion about this site due to the fact that a duplicate record, with an incorrect and marginal grid reference (NC500 500) but with the same bibliographic reference (Horsburgh 1870) was created by the OS in 1959. This site was assigned the identifier 'NC55NE0007', which placed it on a different map sheet. An unsuccessful attempt to find the feature (presumably at the incorrect grid reference) was made in 1960. That record has been merged with this (original OS reference NC55SE0018) and in order that nothing is lost, the linked document from NC55NE0007 (previously MHG13279) has also been linked to this record (IS-L 27/01/2014).


Horsburgh, J, 1870, 'Notes of cromlechs, duns, hut-circles, chambered cairns, and other remains, in the County of Sutherland', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 7, 1866-8, pp 271-9, 276 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1182.


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, 188, No. 548 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 5823 5458 (40m by 40m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC55SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish TONGUE

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