MHG53123 - Possible Kerb Cairn - Kyle of Durness East


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Type and Period (1)

  • KERB CAIRN? (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)

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  • None recorded

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Small, oval or boat-shaped stony feature measuring 3.3 m SE/NW x 1.9 m. Large, subangular boulders < 0.4 m across form clear faces along W and E, with small natural outcrop at N end. Stones are set into turf, some flush with it. Several lumps of bedrock have been placed along kerb on top of lower stones. Some boulders in interior - others revealed beneath by burrowing.
On level terrace above and W of scarp and S of partly deflated dune on top of ridge. Burrowing in feature and immediately around it. Overlooks S part of headland and Kyle of Durness.
Possible small kerbed cairn. Could be structure, but unusually tiny for a shieling or any other structure.
Recommendations: Control rabbits, continue to monitor. <1><2>

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Grid reference NC 3739 6735 (point) Approximate
Map sheet NC36NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DURNESS

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