MHG53842 - Cairn, Cladh Maireannach


A large oval shaped stone cairn, recorded during walkover survey.

Type and Period (1)

  • CAIRN (Unknown date)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A large oval shaped cairn of stone (Plate 15), with possible kerbing visible on its S arc, indicates that this may be an older, more carefully constructed cairn than the scatter of largely linear clearance cairns fitting in with the rig and furrow cultivation of the pre-clearance era. It is set in the grassy sheep park of Cladh Maireannach, and measures 9m x 6m with its long axis trending 1600 and is 1.2m high. Its N half has exposed boulders which are football-sized and its S half is grass-covered.

Possibly Bronze Age in date. <1>

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Grid reference NC 7813 0971 (point)
Map sheet NC70NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND

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