MHG53942 - Clearance cairn, Sciberscross


A clearance cairn recorded during walkover survey, potentially related to prehistoric land clearance.

Type and Period (1)

  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2400 BC? to 560 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

4m diameter, 1m high clearance cairn is eroded on its E side to reveal boulders of all sizes up to the size of a football. The cairn is topped by heather and moss and it is surrounded by deep heather all round on flattish ground to the NW of the hut circles.

Interpreted as related to the clearance of land in the Bronze/Iron Age, possibly associated with the prehistoric hut circle settlement across this area. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)



Grid reference NC 7674 1026 (point)
Map sheet NC71SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ROGART

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