Carn Maol

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Site Type CAIRNFIELD, ENCLOSURE
Canmore ID 15001
Site Number NH84NE 14
NGR NH 867 453
Council HIGHLAND
Parish CAWDOR
Former Region HIGHLAND
Former District NAIRN
Former County NAIRN
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NH84NE 14 867 453.

(Area centred NH 867 453) Field clearance.
Visible on RAF air photographs 106G/Scot/UK/169: 2023-5 - flown 26 August 1946.

At NH 8678 4535 on the summit of the broad hill of Carn Maol, is an ill-defined, circular enclosure, 30.5m in diameter between the centres of a peat-covered bank about 2.0m wide and 0.2m maximum height. Its position on the precise summit of the hill with an extensive view suggests that it may be sepulchral, but it may be contemporary with the numerous stone clearance heaps which occur around and to the S of it. The clearance heaps are of the type normally associated with hut circles, but heavy peat obscures details of cultivation plots, and no huts are evident.
Surveyed at 1/10 000.
Visited by OS (A A) 20 January 1971.

Numerous small cairns are visible on the S and E slopes of Carn Maol; they vary greatly in size and some have been disturbed.
RCAHMS 1978, visited April 1978.

 
Books and References

RCAHMS (1978f) The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of Nairn District, Highland Region, The archaeological sites and monuments of Scotland series no 5 Edinburgh
Page(s): 14, No. 82 Held at RCAHMS A.1.2.ARC(5)

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