MHG3382 - Caochan Nam Breac


No summary available.

Type and Period (1)

  • CAIRNFIELD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH62NW 14 Centred at 615 272.

Centred at NH 615 272 on a NE slope is a field system obscured by thick heather. Stone clearance heaps and occasional lynchets and ruinous walls mark cultivation plots, two of which measure 15.0m x 10.0m and 30.0m x 20.0m.
Outside the system to the W at NH 6105 2730 is a denuded platform c. 10.0m in diameter with traces of walling around its W arc, and two clearance heaps dumped on its S and E arcs. This may be a hut stance but its condition is too poor to be certain. Around it is cleared ground and a few stone clearance heaps.
Visited by OS (A A) 6 January 1972.

Set into a N-facing slope above Loch Ruthven, there is a possible hut-circle measuring 7m in diameter within a stony wall spread to 1.8m in thickness. The wall is only clearly defined on the W, on the N it has been robbed-out and clearance heaps obscure its line on the E and S. The field-system to the E described by the OS was not found: there are a number of small mounds in the area but these appear to be composed of peat.
(USN93 260)
Visited by RCAHMS (SDB) 5 March 1993.

Sources/Archives (1)



Grid reference Centred NH 6150 2723 (377m by 399m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH62NW
Civil Parish DORES
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Investigations/Events (0)

External Links (1)

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.