MHG53843 - Clearance cairn/ Boundary dyke,Cladh Maireannach


A linear clearance cairn, which becomes a wavy intermittent dyke was recorded during walkover survey.

Type and Period (1)

  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A linear clearance cairn of large boulders is set on a ridge trending 242 degrees. It continues as an ephemeral, intermittent, wavy dyke to the W, where it joins the N corner of MHG53844. The cairn itself measures 20m x 3m and stands 0.7m high. The dyke is spread to 3m wide as it trends uphill towards 3370, where it is lost in dense bracken. At its W part, it is nothing more than a linear spread of flat-lying rounded less than football-sized boulders. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NC 7784 0964 (38m by 3m) Estimated from sources
Map sheet NC70NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND

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