MHG18483 - Burnt Mound, Allt Nan Uamh

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Type and Period (1)

  • BURNT MOUND (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC21NE 7 2558 1800

A large C-shaped burnt mound is situated beside a small water course draining into the N side of the Allt nan Uamh.
Visited by RCAHMS (DCC) 15 May 1995

Surveyed by the Assynt's Hidden Lives project in November 2009. There is no sign of the burnt mound at the previously-cited NGR. A pile of unstructured stones is visible, but this does not resemble a burnt mound. Further upslope, adjacent to the issue of a small spring/stream a crude platform is apparent, comprising varied stones up to 50cm in length and built to a height of no more than 1m. The platform levels an uneven area of ground forming an visible area of 7m x 6m but may continue below the bracken to the north-west. It is roughly aligned SW-NE and abuts a steep hillside to the north-east. The south-west extent ramps down over a distance of 3m and up to 1m in height. <1>


<1> Cavers, G & Hudson, G, 05/2010, Assynt's Hidden Lives: An archaeological survey of the the parish, 40, p.81 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG24882.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 2557 1800 (16m by 16m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC21NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

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