MHG11107 - Chambered Cairn, Dun Viden

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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NC75SW 12 7274 5185.
Burial Chamber (NR) OS 6"map, (1964)

The remains of an Orkney-Cromarty type cairn, with a polygonal chamber, situated on a narrow ridge. The remains now consist of a group of slabs set on edge representing the chamber and passage, with a little cairn material around them. Otherwise the cairn has been removed and its edge cannot be traced, although the situation dictates that could not have been more than 36ft. in diameter. The chamber has been about 10ft. wide and entered from the east. A slab on the SE side bears a group of none cup-marks on its inner face, but these have a suspiciously fresh appearance. The site was apparently in its present state in 1864.
A S Henshall 1963, visited 1955; J M Joass 1865.

This burial chamber and passage are as described and planned by Miss Henshall. Visited by OS (J L D) 6 May 1960.

No change to previous reports. Visited by OS (J M) 19 July 1977.


Joass, J M, 1865, 'Notes of various objects of antiquity in Strathnaver', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 5 1862-4, p.357-60, 360 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1188.


Henshall, A S, 1963, The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 1, 317, SUT 27 (Text/Publication/Monograph). SHG357.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 7273 5185 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC75SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish FARR

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