MHG53046 - Kyle of Durness


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Type and Period (2)

  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (Medieval - 1058 AD? to 1559 AD?)
  • SHIELING HUT? (Medieval - 1058 AD? to 1559 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

a) subcircular clearance cairn on bedrock (diameter 2.20m) [NC 3721 6721].

b) c18 m E of (a) is a small, subsquare drystone foundation (3.7 m E/W x 2.9 m externally)
[NC 3723 6720]. The walls are one course high and 0.4 m wide, mostly visible only as tops of stones protruding through turf. W end is badly burrowed. Founds rest on limestone bedrock and are mostly basal quartzite.

c) 23 m [NC 3722 6717] SSW of (b) is a low clearance cairn, sub rectangular, 2.7 m N/S by 2 m. Stone is a mixture of bedrock, basal quartzite and gneiss.
On ridge overlooking Kyle of Durness.
Clearance cairns and possible shieling.
Recommendations: Monitor. <1><2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference NC 3720 6721 (point) Approximate
Map sheet NC36NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DURNESS

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