MHG39436 - Clearance Cairn, Ousdale


No summary available.

Type and Period (1)

  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (Late Iron Age to Medieval - 2 AD? to 1559 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An irregular enclosure 20 by 13.5m overall, with an 0.5m wide bank. Associated mounds ranging from 0.3 by 1m to 10 by 3.5m run in a roughly parallel line to the S and a small curved bank lies to the W.
C Batey 1982.

The features are physically as described. The turf-covered earth-and-stone enclosure and the wall curving on the W side are clearly of considerable age but probably historic. The stone mounds appear to be a combination of stone clearance and outcrop.
Visited by OS (J B) 3 September 1982.

Sources/Archives (1)



Grid reference Centred ND 0773 2029 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND02SE
Civil Parish LATHERON
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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.