MHG53090 - Clearance Cairns - Loch Borralie West
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Type and Period (1)
- CLEARANCE CAIRN (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)
- None recorded
Cairnfield measuring 60 m N/S x 30 m in overall extent.
a) At NC 3798 6723, an oval cairn at base of natural slope, measuring 4 m SE/NW x 3.7 m x 0.2 m high.
b)-e) An alignment of 4 cairns on terrace above lochside, from NC 3802 6726 to NC 3803 6729, c 30 m to N of (a). Cairns are 5 - 8 m apart and range in size from 2 x 1.5 m to 4.6 x 2.8 m across and up to 0.7 m high.
(b), (c), & (d) are particularly well-defined. All are turfed over and under sparse bracken, with subangular stones visible in fabric
On level, bracken and turf-covered terrace above Loch Borralie, SE-facing over loch.
Clearance cairns probably indicating cultivation on slopes above (to W).
Recommendations: Control bracken. <1><2>
- <1> Dataset/Database File: Glasgow University Archaeological Research Division (GUARD). 2003. Site gazetteer: Loch Borralie, Kyle of Durness. Site 82.
- <2> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Lelong, O and MacGregor, G. 2003. Loch Borralie, Kyle of Durness: Project 950. Glasgow University Archaeological Research Division (GUARD). Digital. Site 82.
|Grid reference||NC 3800 6725 (point) (Approximate)|
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