MHG53982 - Clearance cairns, Sciberscross


A collection of clearance cairns were recorded during walkover survey, on boulder strewn slopes above Strath Brora.

Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A collection of clearance cairns, all interpreted as associated with prehistoric land clearance in this area, were recorded during walkover survey on the steep, boulder-strewn slopes above Strath Brora.

Feature 84 is recorded as the largest of several boulder clearance cairns scattered on this steep grass and bracken-covered slope. This one measures 6m x 4m x 0.5m high.

Feature 92 is recorded as bracken-covered, 5m diameter clearance cairn, flush with the ground (Plate 34), set below a 3m sized erratic boulder, on this steep, grassy, boulder-strewn slope.

Feature 99 is recorded as a pair of clearance cairns: the one to the SE is mainly grass and moss-covered and measures 6m x 3m x 0.5m high and trends downhill, whereas the one to the NW is 5m x 2m x 0.5m high and trends parallel to the contours and is less covered in vegetation. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NC 7643 0975 (82m by 79m)
Map sheet NC70NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ROGART

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