MHG12720 - Uaigh Dhiarmaid
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Type and Period (1)
- CLEARANCE CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
- None recorded
NC55SE 6 5828 5152.
(NC 5828 5152) Uaigh Dhiarmaid (NAT) OS 6" map (1961)
Uaigh Dhiarmaid - Dermid's Grave - is a mound or tumulus which is said to be the burial place of the Fingalian hero, Dermid.
Name Book 1874
A long earthen mound, apparently natural, with rowan tree growing on top. It is called Diarmad's Grave.
J Horsburgh 1870
Dhiarmid's Grave is a long bank, now grass-covered, but apparently composed of small stones. It measures 59ft along central ridge, the northern 48ft lying N-S, and the remainder SSE-NNW. At the change of direction it is 11ft wide, but about 19ft from the S end and 17ft from the N it gradually increases in bulk until, at the centre, it is 14ft wide and 3ft 3ins high.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909
A mound of stones, apparently of no great antiquity, lying in the middle of a cleared field and therefore probably a field clearance heap. Visited by OS (JLD) 23 May 1960
No change to the preceding field report.
Visited by OS (JM) 26 September 1978
- --- Text/Publication/Article: 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. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 277.
- --- Text/Report: 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. . 185-6 No. 536.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Name Book (County). Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey. Book No. 12, 54.
|Grid reference||Centred NC 5828 5151 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/5376 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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