MHG32347 - Clearance cairns, nr whalebone gate, Latheronwheel


A number of small clearance heaps on either side of track.

Type and Period (2)

  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1560 AD to 2100 AD)
  • STONE HEAP (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1560 AD to 2100 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

There are a number of small clearance heaps of stone on either side of the track from the modern (not whalebone) gate. Several of these include modern material, so likely to have been created when the new access gate was put in and the wall on the A9 side upgraded. Water supply runs down the E side of this track to trough, so this also will have caused disturbance. No obvious early features above ground in this area. <1>

This area was walked over by an archaeologist prior to construction of an agricultural shed in October 2011. Field clearance heaps were noted but none were close to the area to be cleared or the trackway within the entrance area. It was not possible to photograph the site as existing. No features were noted during the subsequent watching brief. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred ND 1849 3241 (40m by 40m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND13SE
Civil Parish LATHERON
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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