MHG11508 - The Ord South


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  • CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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NC50NE 22 575 054.
('A': NC 5753 0546 Cairns (NR) 'B': NC 5755 0546)
OS 1:10,000 map, (1970)
Two round cairns lying only 15ft apart.
'A': Considerably dilapidated but neither cist nor chamber is revealed. It is about 34ft in diameter and 3ft high.
'B': About 22ft in diameter, its outline carefully marked with large boulders.
RCAHMS 1911; Visited by OS (N K B) 21 July 1976.

These two cairns are positioned on a false crest between two areas of run-rig.
Cairn 'A' now measures about 10.5m diameter and 1m high, but is severely mutilated and extended by later field clearance, and no kerb can be seen.
'B' is well preserved, measures 5.9m diameter and 1m high and is contained within a kerb of upright boulders, some contiguous, some displaced.
Re-surveyed at 1:10 000. Visited by OS (N K B) 21 July 1976.

Surveyed at 1/2500. Visited by OS (J B) 15 March 1979.

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Grid reference Centred NC 5749 0539 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC50NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish LAIRG

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