MHG11749 - Chambered Long Cairn, Camore Wood
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Type and Period (1)
- CHAMBERED CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
Markered by FC between track & long high natural ridge, which it appears to be designed to shadow. Trenched across the middle (open), stones exposed there, large & small cobbles in tree root fall - HAW 8/2003
Dornoch Heritage Soc Site 16
Scheduled Ancient Monument Management Plan, 1st April 2003 to 31st March 2008. HS, 11/03/03. See assoc. docs. File.
J Aitken : 25/03/03
NH78NE 1 7716 8970.
(NH 7716 8970) Cairns (NR) - (Two shown) (includes also NH78NE 19) OS 6" map, (1959)
A chambered round cairn probably of Orkney-Cromarty type, the remains of which are now planted over.
It has had a diameter of about 47' and survives to a maximum height of 5', much of the stone having been removed a little before RCAHMS's visit in 1909. Near the centre of the cairn is exposed the top of an upright slab lying east-west and measuring 3'9" long by 9" thick. At its SE corner is another now leaning set with axis north-south. Yet another slab also aligned north-south is visible just inside the south edge of the cairn.
These slabs suggest the presence of a chamber entered from the south side of the cairn.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909; A S Henshall 1972.
- --- Text/Report: 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. 141.
- --- Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Robertson, S.J.T.. 1993. Camore & Sydera Woods Settlement of Hut Circles, Dornoch 1993. Dornoch Heritage Society. Paper and Digital.
- --- Text/Manuscript: Robertson SJT. 1993. Prehistoric Dornoch.
- --- Text/Publication/Monograph: Henshall, A S. 1972. The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 2. 2. Paper (Original). 580, SUT 59.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 7716 8970 (60m by 60m)|
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External Links (2)
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/SM5493 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/14614 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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