MHG12734 - Kinvonvie

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Type and Period (1)

  • CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NC60NW 14 6002 0663.

(NC 6002 0663) Tumuli (NR)
OS 6"map, Sutherlandshire, 1st ed., (1873)

A group of about half a dozen mounds of the ordinary type, all grass-grown.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

Turf-covered mounds, almost certainly field clearance heaps. One of the largest has a hollowed-out top, not unlike a kiln.
Visited by OS (W D J) 28 June 1963.

From nine to a dozen clearance heaps occur over an area of nearly a hectare. The largest, an alleged cairn (Information contained in letters from T C Welsh to OS, 20 August 1969 and 4 April 1971) (NC60NW 18) is almost undoubtedly a clearance heap, dug into at sometime in the past. No measurable cultivation plots or hut circles are evident.
Visited by OS (J B) 7 October 1980.


Gordon R, 1636-52, Sutherland Strath Okel & Strath Carron (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2271.


Forbes W, 1820, Sutherlandshire (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2203.


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, 145, No. 415 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 6002 0662 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC60NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish LAIRG

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