MHG53194 - Linear field clearance, east of Durcha


A linear clearance mound which is thought to be contemporary with hut circles and other clearance cairns in the vicinity.

Type and Period (1)

  • LINEAR 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 linear clearance mound. It measured at least 12 metres in length N-S and varied in width between 1.2m and 2.5m, surviving to a maximum height of 0.6m. Large individual boulder clasts were also noted in close proximity to the feature, suggesting that other areas of stone may be hidden by the deep vegetation in this area, which comprises deer grass, moss, rushes and stands of heather. The site is believed to be contemporary with nearby hut circles. <1>

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Grid reference NC 50777 02157 (point) (GPS derived)
Map sheet NC50SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CREICH

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