MHG53568 - Possible impact craters, The Ord


Hollows, potentially impact craters, were recorded during topographic survey in Spring 2010. They are possibly associated with live firing exercises carried out here in WW2.

Type and Period (1)

  • IMPACT CRATER? (Second World War - 1939 AD? to 1945 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Recorded during photographic survey across this area in Spring 2010. Three marked hollows are situated on dry ground at the foot of the S facing slopes of The Ord. They are all around 2.5m in diameter and 0.3m to 0.4m deep. The all lie on a line 54m and 65m apart. The look similar to the two hollows MHG53567 and may be impact craters. A small cairn 3m in diameter and 0.4m high lies at the W end of the site. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NC 5765 0510 (163m by 29m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC50NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish LAIRG

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