MHG53124 - Kyle of Durness East
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Type and Period (2)
- BURIAL CAIRN (Unknown date)
- (Alternate Type) MARKER CAIRN (Unknown date)
- None recorded
A low mound composed of large limestone (subrounded) and quartzite (sub angular) blocks on limestone outcrop. Measures NNE/SSW 1.6 m x 1.4 m. There are large voids between the stones and the edges of the mound are turfed over (so cairn may be bigger than the measurements given above).
On limestone outcrop with very thin soil and grass cover. Overlooking Kyle of Durness.
Well defined cairn, possibly funerary, although quite small. Alternatively, could be navigational marker. Appears to be built directly on to bedrock.
Recommendations: Monitor and control rabbits <1><2>
- <1> Dataset/Database File: Glasgow University Archaeological Research Division (GUARD). 2003. Site gazetteer: Loch Borralie, Kyle of Durness. Site 141.
- <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 141.
|Grid reference||NC 3739 6735 (point) (Approximate)|
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