MHG8953 - Cnoc Na Laitch

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  • ENCLOSURE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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NH56SE 15 5576 6105.
On summit of Cnoc na Laitch in a felled plantation, are scant remains of what may have been a cairn. All that survives is a vague circular bank measuring 26.5m overall with one earthfast boulder (upright and 0.7m high) embedded in stony SE arc. The interior is uneven and four or five small boulders protrude through the turf. It is possible that it is the remains of a tree ring.
Surveyed at 1/2500. Visited by OS (A A) 12 September 1973.

The enclosure is generally as described above. Roughly central within the enclosure is a turf-covered stony mound about 3.1m in diameter and 0.4m high. The presence of the mound illustrates the possibility that the feature is an enclosed cremation cemetery. Surveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (J B) 29 November 1976.

No change. Visited by RCAHMS (JRS) 3 March 1989.


RCAHMS, 1979, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of Easter Ross, Ross and Cromarty District, Highland Region, 11, No. 45 (Text/Report). SHG2670.

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Grid reference Centred NH 5576 6104 (60m by 60m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH56SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish KILTEARN

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