MHG53157 - Kyle of Durness East

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Type and Period (1)

  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (Unknown date)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Two cairns.

a) Small oval cairn measuring 4.3 m NW/SE x 2.7 m, composed of large angular quartzite blocks.

b) 9 m S of (a) is another small, circular cairn, 2.2 m diameter, of similar construction

There are very ephemeral traces of possible field walls around these features.

c) +23 m to the SW, at NC 3774 6785, are the remains of a small oval structure measuring 4.7 m N/S x 3 m. Defined by an intermitten liine of quartzite boulders, mostly flush with the turf, and including an orthostat on the W side. No stones visible on the E side.

Stones have recently been removed from both cairns.
Within small natural bowl, with high dunes to N, low dunes to W and limestone ridge to E.
Traces of an agricultural landscape with associated building sealed beneath low dunes.
Recommendations: None. <1><2>

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Map

Location

Grid reference NC 3775 6785 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet NC36NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DURNESS

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