MHG53706 - Possible ruinous long cairn, Knockan

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Type and Period (1)

  • LONG CAIRN? (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Visited by the Assynt's Hidden Lives project in December 2009. Situated on a terrace 30m north of MHG13036 is a grass covered mound 33m by 14m and 2m in height, aligned N/S. Small stones resembling cairn material are visible in a number of places and there is no obvious robbing or other damage to the mound. The mound is respected by the curvilinear bank, part of field system MHG18796 . No in-situ construction is apparent, so identification must remain tentative. <1>


<1> Cavers, G & Hudson, G, 05/2010, Assynt's Hidden Lives: An archaeological survey of the the parish, 110, p.119; p.51; fig. 46 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG24882.

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Map

Location

Grid reference NC 2052 1050 (point) (GPS derived)
Map sheet NC21SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

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