MHG41337 - Clearance cairns - Helgry


Clearance cairns at Helgry, in the vicinity of a hut circle.

Type and Period (1)

  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Clearance cairns at Helgry, in the vicinity of a hut circle.

Centred at NC 866204 on a SW - facing slope there are two hut circles ('A' & 'B'). 'A' was noted by the previous field investigator (Information from OS (W D J) 25 May 1961); it is large and prominent, built onto the slope in the SW. It measures 13.5m SE-NW by 10m within a wall spread to 3.5m. The entrance is in the SE. 'B' is apparent as a strongly constructed platform built up on the SW side. It measures 13m in diameter within a low spread wall. The entrance is in the SE. An apparently artificial arc of scarping occurs 25m to the W. Whether it constitutes the remains of a hut or is simply a lynchet is impossible to judge with certainty from the evidence. The indications of contemporary cultivation are slight, with only one or two clearance heaps around 'A'; elsewhere the ground is generally of a smooth stone free nature.
Surveyed at 1:10 560.
Visited by OS (J B) 7 March 1977; RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909

GIS spatial data re-created in 2019 but with a marginal grid reference in the absence of a more detailed location.

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Grid reference Centred NC 8672 2034 (30m by 30m)
Map sheet NC82SE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish KILDONAN

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