MHG53087 - Field Wall and Clearance Cairns - Loch Borralie West

Summary

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Type and Period (2)

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)
  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

c 40 m N/S x 20 m in overall extent:

a) Length of wall visible as boulders and smaller stones lying nearly flush with short turf cover, 26 m long. Aligned N/S, at slight angle to contour and running off base of slope at south end at NC 3675 6768

b) Another clearance cairn lies 35 m to the SSE at base of slope, at NC 3761 6766. It measures 2 m NNW/SSE x 1 m x 0.5 m high.

c) Another clearance cairn lies 15 m to the NNW up slope, at NC 3761 6766. Measures 1.3 m in diameter.

d) Another clearance cairn lies 35 m to ESE of (a) at NC 3763 6761. Measures 1.8 m diameter and 0.3 m high, in short turf.
At base of E-facing slope leading down from craggy ridge, overlooking central plain.
Remnants of field system, probably pre-dating enclosure 76.
Recommendations: None. <1><2>

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Map

Location

Grid reference NC 3762 6765 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet NC36NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DURNESS

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