MHG55057 - Clearance cairns, Dorus Ailein


Four clearance cairns on the slope above a burn.

Type and Period (1)

  • CAIRNFIELD (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A walkover survey in 2011 did not find 15 clearance heaps as described in MHG1163. However there is an area that has been cleared for agriculture where 4 clearance heaps were noted along the eastern edge. These were recorded but appear post-medieval.
The heaps lie on the edge of a slope running down to a burn and would help to resist erosion. They are from 4.7m to 5.5m across and from 5m to 10m long. <1>

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Grid reference Centred ND 1840 3152 (17m by 46m) (5 map features)
Map sheet ND13SE
Civil Parish LATHERON
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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