MHG53153 - Clearance Cairns - Loch Lanlish South


No summary available.

Type and Period (2)

  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)
  • (Alternate Type) BURIAL CAIRN? (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Group of 3-4 small cairns, ranging in size from 3 m N/S x 2m (a) to 5 m E/W x 3 m (c + d).

a) Small oval cairn 2 m W of modern fence. Boulders form kerb around it. Interior turfed over with little stone apparent. Probably built on low natural outcrop at 3858 6803

c) and d) sit atop short breaks of slope/outcrops on sloping ground S of loch Lanlish.
In undulating area of craggy terraces to S and SSE of Loch Lanlish.
Clearance cairns, although presence kerb around (a) could suggest burial.
Recommendations: None. <1><2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference NC 3859 6805 (point) Approximate
Map sheet NC36NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DURNESS

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Investigations/Events (1)

External Links (0)

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.