MHG63000 - Cairnfield - Culburnie


Clearance cairns at Culburnie.

Type and Period (1)

  • CAIRNFIELD (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The Inverness Field Club, led by Donald Coghill, surveyed a number of sites in the Aird area between 1987 and 1989. Culburnie.
In a small area of dense bracken there are a number of small clearance cairns which appear to be more recent than prehistoric. On the east side of this cairnfield there is a flat-bottomed ditch running downhill where at a short distance up from the public road it is joined by a lesser similar non-drainage ditch coming in from the S.E. at an angle. Nearer the road where it ends, it swings westwards in a curve and is deeper. On the other side of the road, a very low rampart with its shallow ditch at the east runs straight downhill through similar scrub woodland; it joins at right angles the boundary dyke of a field on the marshy flats. <1>

Note: Site not visible on aerial photographs so location based on grid coordinates. (T. Blackie 4/08/23)

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Grid reference Centred NH 4819 4129 (40m by 40m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH44SE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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