MHG10939 - Loch Brora

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Type and Period (1)

  • CAIRN (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 551 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC80NE 10 8598 0642.

('A' NC 8602 0638; 'B' NC 8594 0647) Cairns (NR)
OS 6"map, (1964)

A mound overgrown with peat, measuring 16ft in diameter and 2ft high, bounded by a kerb of large almost contiguous boulders. To the N and NE are a number of small mounds.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

There are two cairns ('A' and 'B') in the area indicated by RCAHMS and 'A' is possibly that described by field investigator in 1961. Both are prominently situated on knolls, and measures 5.0m in diameter and 0.6m high, within a discontinuous kerb of stones on edge.
In the centre 'A' is a cist side slab, 1.2m long, orientated E-W. Several stone clearance heaps of similar appearance to the cairns but lacking the peristaliths, occur in the vicinity, see NC80NE 14.
Visited by OS (E G C) 17 July 1961.


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, 16, No. 39 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 8598 0643 (94m by 115m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC80NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CLYNE

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