MHG53157 - Kyle of Durness East


No summary available.

Type and Period (1)

  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • 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>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference NC 3775 6785 (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.