MHG59948 - Possible burial cairn - Achmore


A possible burial cairn on the top of a ridge at Achmore.

Type and Period (1)

  • BURIAL CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A possible burial cairn on a high point west of Achmore Farm was discovered by members of Historic Assynt in 2014. It consists of a circular spread of quartzite stones approx 12.3m E-W and 10.6m N-S on a ring contour on a limestone ridge. Nearby dykes and other preclearance structures also incorporate quatrxite within close proximity to this feature but are predominantly limestone further away than 10-15m. <1>

GIS spatial data created in 2019 according to location as seen on 2009 vertical AP's. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NC 2367 2449 (15m by 15m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC22SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT
Unitary Authority HIGHLAND

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