MHG3578 - Mound - Tordarroch

Summary

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Type and Period (1)

  • MOUND (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH63SE 39 6800 3360

A massive earthen mound to the N of the ring cairn (NH63SE 3) and E of the cup-marked stone (NH63SE 16). The mound is marked on the 1:2500 OS map, but is treated as a natural feature. It is oval in plan, c. 35.0m N-S by c. 20.0m E-W, and stands c. 3.5m high. Although there are numerous glacial hillocks in the valley, the sides of this monument rise so steeply from the surrounding ground that it seems unlikely that it is a natural feature. Where the body of the mound had been exposed by animal erosion, it can be seen to be made up of earth and very little stone.
Surveyed in 1989 as part of a survey of lands around Tardarroch, Daviot and Dunlichty to identify and map archaeological monuments threatened by the proposed afforestation scheme. <1>

This mound is composed of gravel and small stones, and appears to be entirely natural.
Visited by RCAHMS (SDB) 5 November 1992.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 6799 3359 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH63SE
Civil Parish DAVIOT AND DUNLICHITY
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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