MHG1432 - Crannog, Loch Scarmclate


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

There is small tree-covered island in Loch Scarmclate.Before trees were planted there were indications of building and staircase.
F O Blundell 1913; Info from R McClements, Schoolhouse, Kiess to Blundell.

There are no tree-covered islands on Loch Scarmclett. The only island, at ND 1847 5969, is waterlogged and is now almost joined to mainland. It contains no structural remains of a building. On the tree-covered promontory at ND 1855 5995 there are vague traces of walling, forming no set building pattern at old edge of loch (prior to a drop in the water level). The promontory may have been an island originally.
Visited by OS (N K B) 11 November 1965.

No change. Visited by OS (J M) 11 February 1982.

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Grid reference Centred ND 1847 5969 (40m by 40m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND15NE
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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