|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Chambered Cairn, Cnoc Freiceadain|
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A chambered long cairn with projecting stones suggesting the presence of internal structures.
|Grid Reference:||ND 0132 6543|
|Protected Status:||Scheduled Monument 90078: Cnoc Freiceadain, long cairns|
- Guardianship Monument
- Historic Environment Record: MHG1219
- NMRS NUMLINK Reference: 7831
- NMRS Record Details: ND06NW10 CNOC FREICEADAIN
- Old SMR Reference Number: ND06NW0010
Standing Stones (NR) OS 6"map, Caithness, 2nd ed., (1907)
This chambered cairn is 220ft long with two horns at the NE end projecting an additional 18ft and 30ft. A possible horn at the SW end projects 16ft. The SW end resembles a round flat-topped steep-sided cairn 8ft high and 53ft wide; from thence to NE end the cairn is about 35ft wide and 3-4ft high. Stones projecting from the cairn suggest a peristalith, a chamber, and cists or other structures (A S Henshall 1963), and these probably account for OS publication (RCAHMS 1911).
A S Henshall 1963, RCAHMS 1911. <1><2>
This turf-covered long cairn is generally as described above, but there is now no trace of the horn at SW end.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 18 November 1964.
(ND 0133 6542) Long Cairn (NR) OS 6"map, (1969)
No change. Visited by OS (J B) 8 August 1981.
Close-Brooks, J, 1986, Exploring Scotland's Heritage: The Highlands, 167-8, No. 96 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2053.
Davidson, JL and Henshall, A S, 1991, The chambered cairns of Caithness: an inventory of the structures and their contents, 107-8, no. 18; plan (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2115.
<1> Henshall, A S, 1963, The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 1, 56, 58, 75-7, 102, 267, CAT 18; plan, fig. 40 (Text/Publication/Monograph). SHG357.
<2> RCAHMS, 1911, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Second report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Sutherland, 102, No. 370 (Text/Report). SHG2657.
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