MHG53168 - Clearance Cairns and Rigs - Loch Croispol South-west


Pre clearance field containing clearance cairn and rigs.

Type and Period (2)

  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • CULTIVATION REMAINS (Medieval - 1058 AD? to 1559 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

At least 7 clearance cairns arranged around a small field, about 40 m N/S by 60 m in extent. There are c 6 rigs running broadly N/S from base of slope to N to lochside. The rigs are c 2.5 m wide and run for c 60 m. The grass even now is very long and lush and the rigs are most visible as subtle differences in colour.
On flat promontory on shore of Loch Croispol under bracken and grass.
Cultivation remains. See site 193
Recommendations: Control bracken. <1><2>

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Grid reference NC 3890 6793 (point) Approximate
Map sheet NC36NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DURNESS

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