MHG62340 - Clearance cairn - Gruids Wood, Lairg


Clearance cairn at Gruids Wood, Lairg

Type and Period (2)

  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • TOWNSHIP? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

In July 2015, a walkover survey was undertaken at Gruids Wood, Lairg by Anne Coombs on behalf of the Forestry Commission Scotland to identify and demarcate archaeological sites in advance of pre-thinning and clearfell operations.

Clearance cairn; A small clearance cairn was found on the edge of an old clearfelled area. It was marked by gps and taped and photographed. Although this was described by FCS as a township centred on NC 56730 02605 no trace of buildings or dykes were found and there was no record on Canmore/HER. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NC 5672 0266 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC50SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish LAIRG

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Investigations/Events (1)

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