MHG49941 - Grassy mound, Rosehall

Summary

A grassy mound identified during a walkover survey, possibly a cairn.

Type and Period (2)

  • MOUND (Unknown date)
  • CAIRN? (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 551 BC?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (28/03/2007 09:58:15)
NC40SE 37 NC 49465 03570

NC 491 042 (centre) An archaeological assessment of a forested area was undertaken in August 2005 as part of an EIA for a proposed windfarm. No sites were identified in the course of the desk-based assessment. The walkover survey was limited to rides and other areas clear of forestry. A single possible site was identified: a partially overgrown mound of stones, 4.2 x 2 x 1.5m (NC 49465 03570). The mound was surrounded by a post-and-wire fence, presumably placed to protect it, but local enquiries yeilded no information. The mound may represent a cairn.
Report lodged with Highland SMR.
Sponsor: E.ON UK Renewables Ltd.
R Connolly 2005 <1>

This site was visited in 2011 and a 20 metre exclusion zone established, marked out with orange plastic mesh fencing, to avoid accidental damage during felling operations. <2>


<1> RCAHMS, 02/2008, Annual update from Canmore, 283691 (Dataset). SHG24123.


<2> Humble, J, 12/2011, Rosehall Wind Farm: Watching Brief (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG25581.

Sources/Archives (2)

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NC 49465 03569 (20m by 20m)
Map sheet NC40SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CREICH

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