MHG26684 - Clearance cairn - Wester Clunes


Clearance cairn at Wester Clunes

Type and Period (1)

  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The Inverness Field Club, led by Donald Coghill, surveyed a number of sites in the Aird area between 1987 and 1989. Wester Clunes.
From a recent large clearance cairn there are traces of a raised track running S.W. into a bracken infested young plantation. There are faint traces of a ditch, five yards apart, at each side of the track. There are also traces of what has been a substantial turf wall running N.W. to S.E. straight down the steep slope and it passes close to the cairns N.E. side. All the linear features have been levelled by ploughing, which has also caused a rectangular terraced area to be formed in the very steep slope above the cairn. Over the fence and in the young plantation, traces can be seen where the bracken has died down of field walling with footings of a rectangular building on the up side. <1>

Note: Site not visible on aerial photographs so location based on grid coordinates. (T. Blackie 28/06/23)

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Grid reference Centred NH 5430 4049 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH54SW
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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