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.


RCAHMS, 1911, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Second report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Sutherland, 65, No. 198 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 6046 3534 (30m by 30m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC63NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish FARR

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