MHG45060 - Cairn - Auchinduich


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  • BURIAL CAIRN (Undated)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NC50SE 5830 0065 and 5834 0064

3 cairns (NMRS MS 738/29, no.4), situated on lower Wfacing slopes of Cnoc Torr an Leamhain, were recorded during course of a pre-afforestation survey by AOC (Scotland) Ltd. The southernmost cairn, at NC 5834 0064 (this record), consists of a large mass of stony rubble which measures 12m by 6m and stands up to 1.5m in height. Later features, including a corn-drying kiln and a small enclosure (see MHG19400), have been inserted into summit and N face of cairn respectively. The middle cairn, at NC 5830 0065 (see MHG45059), measures 15m wide by c2.5m high and has an irregular ground plan with poorly defined edges whilst that to N at NC 5826 0069 (see MHG20592), is much smaller, measuring 7m by 2m overall.
The surveyors interpreted all three cairns as possible prehistoric funerary monuments although excavator of Northernmost (see MHG20592) considered it to be a burnt mound.
J O'Sullivan and C Burgess, AOC (Scotland) Ltd, 1996; NMRS MS 738/29 <1>

A large feature was noted during a walkover survey in April 2009 lying to the north of an electricity pylon. It is thought to be an element of this site and was cordoned off to avoid inadvertent damage during planned maintenance works. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NC 5833 0064 (16m by 16m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC50SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CREICH

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