MHG20155 - Clearance cairns, Carn Na Caillich


Two clearance cairns representing the last vestiges of a larger cairnfield which has been largely destroyed by forestry planting.

Type and Period (1)

  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2400 BC to 560 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH94SW 23 9133 4324

About 600m SE of hut (NH94SW 4), on opposite bank of stream, is another area of stone clearance heaps.
Visited by OS (R L) 20 January 1971.

Two cairns (NMRS MS 738/28, no.6), which are situated within a forestry ride or fire-break on S side of an unnamed burn on E flank of Carn na Caillich, were recorded during course of a pre-afforestation survey by AOC (Scotland) Ltd. The cairns measure 5m across and stand 0.5m high with quantities of stony rubble visible through strong heather. They represent last vestiges of a larger cairnfield which has been destroyed by forestry planting.
J O'Sullivan and D Rankin, AOC (Scotland) Ltd, December 1995; NMRS MS 738/28 <1>

NH 915 425 (centre) A pre-afforestation survey at Coulmony/Carn na Caillich, on River Findhorn, was commissioned by Historic Scotland in response to management proposals by Cawdor Estate, and was conducted by AOC (Scotland) Ltd in November 1995.
NH 9133 4324 Cairnfield (NH 94 SW 23).
Sponsor: Historic Scotland
AOC (Scotland) Ltd 1996. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 91323 43225 (31m by 42m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH94SW
Civil Parish ARDCLACH
Geographical Area NAIRN

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