MHG53181 - Sub circular enclosure, Loch Croispol South

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Type and Period (1)

  • SUB CIRCULAR ENCLOSURE? (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2400 BC? to 560 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Turf-covered stony circular bank with external diameter of 14 m. Truncated by later sheepfold (120). The banks survive up to 0.5m high and are spread over 1.3 m wide. Only 8.6 m NE is outwith the sheepfold (120). The S bank can be traced (very ephemeral) within (120). The banks are grassed over with quite a lot of rubble protruding through.
Subcircular enclosure - perhaps a pre-Clearance cattle fold which has been robbed and replaced by 120. See NMRS NC36NE 2.
On bracken- and grass-covered terrace 10 m above Loch Croispol. Overlooks loch to E.
Recommendations: Control bracken. <1><2>

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Map

Location

Grid reference NC 3880 6787 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet NC36NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DURNESS

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