MHG62331 - Clearance cairns - Benloit Hill


Clearance cairns on Benloit Hill, near Drumnadrochit.

Type and Period (1)

  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Clearance cairns on Benloit Hill, near Drumnadrochit.

The cairns were recorded during a Woodland Grant Scheme walkover survey by Headland Archaeology in 1999. A hut-circle and a group of thirty-two cairns are located along the edge of a large natural shelf in the hillside, 600 m west of Balbeg. The cairns are distributed along the edge of the shelf over an area of 100 by 500 m. They are located on both sides of the fence marking the boundary of open birch wood to the east and heather moorland to the north-west. The cairns are up to 7 m in diameter and 0.5 m high. Some cairns show up as small green grassy knolls surrounded by heather. The hut-circle and cairns show no evidence of recent disturbance. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 4854 2390 (311m by 432m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH42SE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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