MHG931 - Crannog, Loch Calder


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Type and Period (1)

  • CRANNOG (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Big Island is now almost completely submerged apart from a small pile of stones about 4m in diameter, showing above water. No boat available for close examination.
Visited by OS (R D) 3 November 1964 and (I S S) 16 March 1972.

Loch Calder is now a reservoir and the water level has been raised. Though level was relatively low at the time of investigation, island was submerged.
Visited by OS (N K B) 18 September 1964.

Big Island (NAT) Cairn (NAT) OS 6"map, (1959)

There is a hut circle on possibly artificial island in Loch Calder, which is said to have been a robber's dwelling about 1600.
F O Blundell 1913; Name Book 1872.

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Grid reference Centred ND 0661 6019 (40m by 40m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND06SE
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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