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?)
- None recorded
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>
- <1> Dataset/Database File: Glasgow University Archaeological Research Division (GUARD). 2003. Site gazetteer: Loch Borralie, Kyle of Durness. Site 190.
- <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 190.
|Grid reference||NC 3890 6793 (point) (Approximate)|
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