MHG53193 - Clearance cairns, east of Durcha


A number of clearance cairns in association with one, possibly two, hut circles.

Type and Period (1)

  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (Late Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 1250 BC to 560 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A walkover survey in January 2010 identified a number of clearance cairns associated with one, possibly two, hut circles. A total of at least 15 clearance cairns were identified surrounding the two hut circles, particularly to the west and east, running along the break of slope. A further 6 cairns were identfied to the west of MHG32576 at an elevation of approximately 158m OD and running downslope on a SE-NW axis. Average measurements for the cairns range from 1.5m to 2.5m in diameter and up to 0.8m in height. <1>

RCAHMS notes that the entire field system (MHG12803) of which these features form a part comprises scattered clearance heaps but that no plots are discernible. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NC 50801 02225 (100m by 100m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC50SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CREICH

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