MHG1911 - Cairnfield, Uamh Craige Leithe

Summary

Remains of a cairnfield, possibly prehistoric in date.

Type and Period (1)

  • CAIRNFIELD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

This possibly prehistoric cairnfield, consisting of low, stony, grass-covered mounds, 4.25 to 5.49m in diameter, has been extended to include similar mounds and a possible hut circle, which lies on the periphery and measures about 17m in diameter, with walls 4m wide.
C E Batey 1982.

Situated in a pasture field, these mounds are stone clearance heaps forming a small field system although the fields are indistinct and have been partly destroyed by modern cultivation.
No hut circles were located.
Visited by OS (R L) 12 March 1968.

Cairns (NR) OS 6" map, (1959)

Low stony mounds, of uncertain character, some 14 to 18ft in diameter. RCAHMS 1911.


RCAHMS, 1911, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Third report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Caithness, 65, No. 241 (Text/Report). SHG2664.


Batey, C E, 1982, Caithness coastal survey 1982: interim reports 1980-2, No. 249; illust (Text/Report). SHG1960.

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Location

Grid reference Centred ND 2184 3346 (221m by 275m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND23SW
Civil Parish LATHERON
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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