MHG55058 - Field clearance heap, Latheronwheel
A large heap of stones immediately north-east of a probable burial mound/cairn with cist. A stone lying on top of the heap is believed to be the capstone from the adjacent cist.
Type and Period (1)
- CLEARANCE CAIRN (19th Century to 20th Century - 1801 AD? to 2000 AD?)
- None recorded
A rapid walkover survey was undertaken in this area in 2011. What may be a capstone from the cist on top of the adjacent burial cairn/mound (MHG13588) is lying on a large heap of stones which has been pushed into the end of the valley leading off the east - apparently the result of 19th or 20th-century field clearance. The clearance heap may also incorporate stones from the adjacent cairn.
The survey report recommendations state that this feature, together with the adjacent cairn/cist should be marked off and safeguarded from the proposed planting with an appropriate buffer. <1>
The above has been confirmed by local researcher Meg Sinclair who reports two separate mounds at this location ie the burial mound and this clearance heap. <2>
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Wood, J. 06/2011. Shore Park, Latheronwheel, Caithness: Archaeological Survey. Highland Archaeology Services Ltd. Digital. pp 12, 14-5, F2.
- <2> Text/Correspondence: Sinclair, M. 08/2011. Email correspondence between Meg Sinclair (Dunbeath Preservation Trust), Andrew Puls & Sylvina Tilbury (Highland Council Historic Environment Team).
|Grid reference||Centred ND 1880 3230 (7m by 7m)|
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
Related Investigations/Events (2)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/333229/latheronwheel (Link to online HES Canmore record)
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