MHG11598 - Cairn - Balnacoil Hill

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Type and Period (1)

  • CAIRN (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 551 BC)

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NC81SW 16 8104 1157.

(NC 8104 1157) Cairn (NR)
OS 6" map, (1969)

Near the top of Balnacoil Hill is a cairn of from 48 to 50ft in diameter and about 4ft high. Slight excavations have been made in several places, but no cist is exposed.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

Generally as described by RCAHMS, this cairn is of bare stones 1.5m high, 12.0m in diameter with a tendency to spread downhill on the S side.
Surveyed at 1:10,560
Visited by OS (R D L) 1 May 1964.

No change since report of 1 May 1964.
Revised at 1/10,000.
Visited by OS (J B) 30 December 1975.


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, 17, No. 42 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 8103 1157 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC81SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CLYNE

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