MHG12869 - Souterrain, Brae Tongue

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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NC55NE 6 59 57.
A previously opened souterrain, which lay in a field on the right of the road between Tongue House (NC55NE 4) and Kirkiboll (NC 591 567), was re-opened for examination by Horsburgh in 1867. It was about 25ft long, 2.5ft broad at the entrance and 4ft wide at the inner end where it terminated in a circle. The sides were dry-built of small stones and it was roofed with flat slabs.
J Horsburgh 1870.

The souterrain was not found during field investigation.
Visited by OS (JLD) 25 April 1960

No change to previous field report. There is no local knowledge of this site. Visited by OS (JB) 15 September 1977


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.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NC 5899 5700 (40m by 40m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC55NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish TONGUE

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