MHG61512 - Enclosure - Achcheargary


Enclosure at Achcheargary

Type and Period (1)

  • ENCLOSURE (Neolithic - 4000 BC? to 2401 BC?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

(NC 7190 5497) Cairns (NR) (Five shown) OS 6"map, (1964)

The clearance heaps range from 3m to 6m in diameter and from 0.5m to 1.2m in height. That at NC 7191 5498 appears to be partly surrounded by a slight bank.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909; Visited by OS (J L D) 5 May 1960.

The 'cairns' shown on the OS 6"map are turf-covered clearance heaps associated with the hut. Recent cultivation has occurred in the area and strips of linear clearance are presumably of this later date.
Revised at 1:10,000.
Visited by OS (J B) 18 December 1978. (see MHG10771 for hut circle)

On 4th November 2001, Marlyn Price and Meryl Marshall of the North of Scotland Archaeological Society (NOSAS), conducted a survey of the archaeological features of the Achcheargary 'Cairns', Strathnaver. Some of the stonework from the sites may have been robbed in order to construct a substantial wall enclosing a field on the lower valley floor nearby.

Site 4.5. Enclosure. A low oval earthbank surrounding a shallow dished area, roughly 6m long by 4m. There appears to be an entrance at the southeast end. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NC 7192 5498 (7m by 7m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC75SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish FARR

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