MHG53122 - Cairn - Loch Borralie West
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Type and Period (1)
- BURIAL CAIRN? (Early Iron Age to Early Medieval - 550 BC? to 1057 AD?)
- None recorded
Subrectangular cairn measuring 3.7 m E/W x 2.4 m, and consisting of subangular and subrounded blocks of stone (gneiss, quartzite), with possible kerb on N and W. Cairn may continue below turfed area at E.
Within deflated area, with thin turf cover over sand, near W edge of central plain.
The very tumbled remains of a subrectangular cairn, possibly funerary. Its form and alignment are very similar to burial cairn 71 on the N edge of the plain.
Recommendations: This site has seen extensive burrowing. Recommend close monitoring, rabbit control and possible rescue excavation. <1><2>
- <1> Dataset/Database File: Glasgow University Archaeological Research Division (GUARD). 2003. Site gazetteer: Loch Borralie, Kyle of Durness. Site 139.
- <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 139.
|Grid reference||NC 3761 6754 (point) (Approximate)|
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