MHG53856 - Cairn, Garbh-leathad


Large grass-covered mound with boulders visible, recorded during walkover survey.

Type and Period (1)

  • CAIRN (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Large grass-covered mound with less than football-sized rounded boulders visible. It measures 15 x 8, is 1m high and trends 144 degrees. It has an undulating upper surface and 2 possible ‘tattie pits’ or excavations in its S end. As it is more extensive and of a different style to the others clearance cairns in the proximity, it is possible that this may be an earlier, Bronze Age cairn, unconnected to, or maybe added to during, the pre-clearance period. <1>

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Grid reference NC 7634 0961 (point)
Map sheet NC70NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND

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