MHG60207 - Cairnfield - west of Milburn Cottage, Rhu


Cairnfield west of Milburn Cottage, Rhu

Type and Period (3)

  • BURIAL CAIRN? (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 551 BC?)
  • CLEARANCE CAIRN? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • CAIRNFIELD (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A walkover survey of the Claggan and area west of Milburn was undertaken in 2014 by Rough Bounds Archaeology et al.

Site 20. One of several enigmatic cairns in a large grassy field gently sloping to the north. This cairn c.7 metres diameter possibly robbed and placed at the top of the slope.

Site 22. A south to north spread of cairns placed near the top and middle of the sloping field:
1. Largest and southern most cairn c.10 x 6 metres and to 1.5 metres high
2. 6 metres to the east a complete cairn c.5 x 3 mtrs
3. 10 metres to north of 1. a possibly robbed cairn c.5 x 5 mtrs
4. 12 metres to the north again another possibly robbed cairn c. 5 x 5 mtrs
5. 12 metres to east of 4. possibly another cairn but maybe natural outcrop.

Site 23. A small cairn on the east side of the field c.2 metres long. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2012 aerial photographs. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NM 6447 8504 (27m by 97m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM68NW
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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