MHG45072 - Allt Creagach


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Type and Period (1)

  • RIG AND FURROW (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC63NW 12 6046 3534.
Cairn (NR) OS 6" map, (1964)

On the top of a knoll, about 200 yards S of the broch (NC63NW 11) is a mound with a diameter of about 18ft.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

This mound, allegedly a cairn (OS {WDJ}) although prominently situated, has a number of unusual characteristics which make a positive classification as a cairn difficult. In plan it is 'tear-drop' shaped, measuring 7m N-S by 8.3m and 0.6m high, and consists of partially turf-covered stones of a more irregular quality than is usually found in cairns. Two or three stones appear to form a rough kerb around a depression at E end. The depression is suggestive of a mutilated kiln, a possibility heightened by the remains of run rig in the vicinity. There is no other trace of a kerb around the mound.
Revised at 1:10,000. Visited by OS (WDJ) 11 5 1961 and (JB) 12 April 1977.

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Grid reference Centred NC 6046 3534 (30m by 30m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC63NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish FARR

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