MHG10117 - Carn Laggie Chambered Cairn
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Type and Period (1)
- CHAMBERED CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
- None recorded
ND01NW 15 0230 1650.
Carn Laggie (NR) OS 25" map, (1970)
The cairn known as 'Carn Laggie' has in great measure been removed and there now remains a long low heap of small angular stones with a bank of broken road metal at one end. The whole is about 180' N-S by about 50ft.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.
Further to RCAHMS (1911) description; about the centre of the S end and about 13ft within the cairn edge lies the stump of an upright stone, presumably part of the structure of a chamber. Though formerly believing that there were projecting horns at the S end of the cairn, Henshall now believes they are the result of interference. The cairn may have had a shallow forecourt which has been deepened by robbing and extended at the horns by projecting walls, now broken down. A few large boulders in line on the E side of the present 'forecourt' may be part of a kerb or facing wall, or maybe part of some more recent walling.
A S Henshall 1963; 1972.
As described except that the split top of another upright stone is visible within the cairn about 13m from N end and to E of centre.
Surveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 20 February 1968.
No change. Visited by OS (J B) 24 June 1976.
- --- Text/Report: 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. . 126, No. 355.
- --- Text/Publication/Monograph: Henshall, A S. 1963. The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 1. 312, SUT 17.
- --- Text/Publication/Monograph: Henshall, A S. 1972. The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 2. 2. Paper (Original). 573-4, SUT 17.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 0230 1650 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/7429 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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