MHG11075 - Skelpick

Summary

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Type and Period (1)

  • CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC75NW 11 7247 5687.
Cairn (NR) OS 6"map, (1964)

A large, well-preserved, round cairn on a slight knoll amid field clearance (NC75NW 8), and measuring 17.5m in diameter and 3m high. Although it has been disturbed there is no evidence of a cist, chamber or kerb but it appears to have been revetted by a rubble wall (c/f NC76SW 6).
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909; Visited by OS (J L D) 2 May 1960.

This cairn is generally as described. A slab, 1.4m by 0.8m by 0.3m lying just E of centre may have formed part of a cist or chamber. The revetting 'rubble wall' is not apparent.
Revised at 1/10,000. Visited by OS (J B) 19 September 1977.


Dail Na Drochaide & Skelpick (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG17995.


Dail Na Drochaide & Skelpick (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG17996.


Skelpick (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG17947.


Skelpick (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG17948.


Skelpick (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG17949.


Skelpick (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG17950.


Skelpick (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG17951.


Skelpick (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG17952.


Skelpick (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG17953.


Skelpick (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG17954.


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, 83, No. 242 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NC 7246 5687 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC75NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish FARR

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