MHG34505 - ALLT DRUIM NAN TOR

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  • BURNT MOUND (Undated)

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User: Admin, Date: Wed 13 Oct 2004
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NC22SE 17 253 225

NC 253 225 At least seven burnt mounds along Allt Druim nan Torr.
M Bangor-Jones 1998

In a low valley with a small stream running through are five possible burnt mounds distributed along the stream banks, mainly on the west side of the valley. While these are large piles of stone, averaging around 9m in diameter, their identification as burnt mounds could only be established confidently by excavation.
179a - 8m N/S by 4m E/W standing to 0.5m max height
179b - 10m E/W by 9m N/S standing to 0.9m max height
179c - 10m by 9m standing to c 0.5m max height
179d - 10m E/W by 9m standing to 0.75m max height
179e - 9m NE/SW by 6m NW/SE standing to 0.5m max height.
Only four candidate burnt mounds were noted during re-survey in February 2010, with visibility reduced by snowy conditions. <1>


<1> Cavers, G & Hudson, G, 05/2010, Assynt's Hidden Lives: An archaeological survey of the the parish, 98, p.113; p.36-38; figs. 31-32 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG24882.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 2517 2253 (351m by 197m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC22SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

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