MHG11747 - Long cairn; Skelbo Wood

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

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In Forestry plantation cleared of trees and visible as markered trees around it. Still covered with brash from tree felling and overgown at time of visit. Runs roughly N-S. Under conditions structure not obvious other than as obscure irregular linear mound - HAW 8/2003

NH79SE 5 7863 9427.
Cairn (NR) (remains of) OS 6" map, (1960)

The remains of a cairn obscured by undergrowth and a young plantation. RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

A mound of stones measuring approx 32m NNE by 14m transversely and c.0.5m high. It is now so mutilated by forestry ploughing and obscured by heather and young trees, that it cannot be classified.
Visited by OS (A A) 24 March 1971.


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, 49, No. 140 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NH 7863 9428 (48m by 59m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH79SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DORNOCH

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