MHG53198 - Clearance cairns, east of Durcha
A discrete area of clearance cairns ranging in date from the prehistoric to post medieval periods.
Type and Period (1)
- CLEARANCE CAIRN (Late Bronze Age to 19th Century - 1250 BC to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
A walkover survey in January 2010 identified a group of round clearance cairns which are believed to be contemporary with a nearby hut circle. The cairns measure approximately 1.5m to 2.5m in diameter and up to 0.8m in height.
More random clearance was encountered downslope of these cairns, including amorphous-shaped cairns and linear clearance mounds. Many of these cairns have been modified and spread during later periods of field clearance and probably robbed for building stone. <1>
The group of round clearance cairns forms part of a prehistoric field system (see parent record MHG12803). <2>
|Grid reference||Centred NC 50939 02080 (87m by 162m) (Centred)|
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
Related Investigations/Events (1)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/5139 (View information held by RCAHMS on Canmore website)
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