MHG11569 - Cairn & Cists, Crackaig


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Type and Period (2)

  • CIST (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
  • (Former Type) CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC91SE 8 9686 1128.

(NC 9686 1128) Two Bronze Age Cists found 1818 (NAT)
OS 25"map, (1971)

(NC 957 107) A cairn at Crakaig, on the farm of Major Clunes, was opened in the spring of 1818. In one of the two separate cists it contained was found a food vessel 7.5 inches high and 6.5 inches maximum diameter. The cairn is stated to have been "not more than two miles from the sea and near the Parliamentary road".
The food vessel is in the Dunrobin Museum.
W Daniell 1821; Information from A S Henshall, NMAS.

In Daniell's illustration (Daniell 1821) the headland in the background is at NC 980 115, the building in the middle distance is at NC 9706 1124 and the 'cairn' is a natural glacial knoll at NC 9686 1128, the cists (shown in situ in the illustration with their ends removed) having been inserted into it.
Site surveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (R L) 28 February 1968.

No change since report of 28 February 1968.
Visited by OS (J B) 5 April 1976.

Acc No: X.51.
Information from TS of Catalogue of Dunrobin Museum, by A S Henshall.

The food vessel was catalogued during an inventory of Dunrobin Castle Museum's collection in 2019 by ARCH. Listed under Acc. No. X51. It is on display in case 27, shelf C. <1>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NC 9686 1128 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC91SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish LOTH

Finds (1)

  • VESSEL (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

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