MHG26720 - Cairn - Englishton Muir


Cairn at Englishton Muir

Type and Period (1)

  • CAIRN (Undated)

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. West of Englishton Muir. The forestry track crosses over what appears to be a robbed cairn 16 yards x 16 yards with what may be a curbstone still in position on the east side. 30 yards N.N.W. of the cairn, there are faint traces of low walling run from the top edge of a steep depression up to an area of big boulders swinging round and down to a swampy area 175 yards N.N.W, of the cairn. Below the big boulders there is a sharp kink in the walling and then it continues up in the same direction. The total length of this U-shaped feature is 450 yards and was probably built to control livestock. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 1999-2001 aerial photographs. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 6034 4325 (14m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH64SW
Civil Parish KIRKHILL
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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