MHG53975 - Clearance cairns, Scibberscross


A number of clearance heaps and boulders, set on a grassy area, were recorded during walkover survey.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

One of dozens of clearance heaps and boulders set on this grassy area (Plate 31). This one is 3.5m in diameter and stands 0.6m high. It is odd that it is supposed to be a cleared landscape, yet many boulders still lie strewn about amongst the cairns.

Interpreted as associated with prehistoric land clearance across this area. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)



Grid reference NC 7758 0983 (point) (GPS derived)
Map sheet NC70NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ROGART

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