MHG10127 - Chambered Cairn - Salscraggie
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Type and Period (1)
- CHAMBERED LONG CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
- None recorded
ND01NW 1 0015 1807.
Long Cairn (NR). OS 6" map, (1964)
This cairn measures 160ft along its E-W axis and 70ft across E end. The sides contract regularly to a width of only about 12ft at the W end. The cairn has been severely robbed, except at the E end, resulting in only a slight bank of cairn material. The E end is edged by a kerb of boulders traceable for 26ft. To NE a setting of boulders among ruin of an old field wall appears to edge the corner of a horn. The horn on SE side, some 19ft long,has been obscured. RCAHMS state that cairn does not appear to be horned.
This is probably cairn mentioned by Stuart (1870) as having a passage 2ft high and wide, formed of flags, in E end leading towards centre.
J Stuart 1870; RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909; A S Henshall 1963; 1972.
This cairn is generally as described by the previous authorities. The cairn material is up to 2m high on the SE side of the E end. The alleged horns are too mutilated for definite identification.
Visited by OS (W D J) 23 May 1960 and (J B) 22 June 1976.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Stuart, J. 1870. 'Report to the committee of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, appointed to arrange for the application of a fund left by the late Mr A Henry Rhind, for excavating early remains', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 7 1866-8, p.289-307. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 289-307. 291.
- --- 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. . 127, No. 360.
- --- Text/Publication/Monograph: Henshall, A S. 1963. The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 1. 328, SUT 51.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 0015 1807 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)|
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/7423 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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