MHG11074 - Chambered Cairn, Skelpick South

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Type and Period (1)

  • CHAMBERED CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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NC75NW 10 7249 5605.
Horned Cairn (NR) OS 6"map, (1964)

A short, horned cairn of bare stone, situated in rough grazing on a terrace above the valley floor. The body of the cairn is about 8ft high and 43ft in diameter. Although it has been robbed and disturbed, and is now crossed by a wall and fence. No structure is visible within the cairn and the chamber may well be intact. The horns are well-defined, radiating to approximately the cardinal points.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909; A S Henshall 1963.

A short horned cairn as described. Visited by OS (JLD) 2 5 1960.

No change. Visited by OS (J B) 1 August 1977.


Donald Mackay & John Stuart, 1875, 'Notice of excavations in cairns in Strathnaver, Sutherlandshire.', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 10 1874, p.519-23, 519-23 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG3013.


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, 82, No. 238 (Text/Report). SHG2657.


Henshall, A S, 1963, The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 1, 330, SUT 55 (Text/Publication/Monograph). SHG357.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 7249 5605 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC75NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish FARR

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