MHG8313 - Monument, Meann Chnoc

Summary

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Type and Period (2)

  • COMMEMORATIVE MONUMENT (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Alternate Type) CIRCULAR ENCLOSURE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The present farmer at Mains of Assynt recalled seeing a circular feature on the summit of Meann Chnoc. The feature appears as a sub-circular turf-covered bank measuring 28m E-W by approx 24m. It is probably contemporary with a relatively recent monumental façade which it encircles. Some sections of the bank are almost certainly illusory, probably spoil from a ditch probably dug for stone in the construction of the monument. There is no clear trace of the feature in the N arc. Visited by OS (JB) 30 November 1976.

The 'relatively recent monumental façade' referred to by the OS would appear to be another of the monuments erected by Sir Hector Munro. Unlike the main well-known Fyrish Monument, it is straight sided. The site is visible on Google Imagery. Known as Little Fyrish, it is visble from the road. <1>-<3>

Photograph of this monument was submitted to the HER from a participant on a Community Timeline course, run by ARCH. <4>


<1> Clark, A, 11/2009, Sir Hector’s Follies (Notes on the Fryish Monuments) (Text/Manuscript). SHG24868.


<2> Carey, G, 2010-2011, Comment by Giles Carey, HER Officer (Verbal Communication). SHG24799.


<3> Google, Google Earth (Interactive Resource). SHG24789.


<4> Private individuals, 2010, Photographs submitted by participants in ARCH Community Timeline course in Evanton and Golspie, Alan Kinghorn (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG24858.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 5970 6844 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH56NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish KILTEARN

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