MHG11985 - The Ord Round Cairn
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Type and Period (1)
- CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
NC50NE 19 5742 0554.
(NC 5738 0551) Cairn (NR).
OS 1:10,000 map, (1970)
A well built, round cairn about 28ft in diameter and 3ft 6ins high, the whole circumference is carefully defined by large, contiguous stones set point upwards and flat face outwards. A slight depression, 7ft long by 4ft 6ins by 10ins deep, runs N-S on the summit.
RCAHMS 1911; Visited by OS (W D J) 20 June 1963. <1>
This cairn at NC 5742 0554 is as described above.
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.
Management agreement for this site approved in 2008. <2>
Noted during topographic survey across this area. A well preserved grass-covered round cairn 8.5m in diameter and 1m high. The edge of the cairn is defined by large, contiguous stones set point upwards and flat face outwards. There is a slight depression, 2m long by 1.5m by 0.25m deep at the top of the cairn. <3>
- --- Text/Publication/Leaflet: Wickham Jones C; Harden J. 2000. The Ord, Lairg: Archaeological Trail.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Wickham Jones C. The Ord, Lairg A Journey Back in Time.
- <1> 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. . 154, No. 445.
- <2> Text/Report/Management Plan: Forestry Commission & Historic Scotland. 2008. The Ord, cairns, chambered cairns, hut circles & field system. Digital (scanned as PDF).
- <3> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Dalland, M. 05/2010. A Topographic Archaeological Survey of the Ord Prehistoric Landscape: Lairg, North Highland. Headland Archaeology Ltd. Digital. Site HA10.4.
|Grid reference||Centred NC 5742 0553 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)|
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Related Investigations/Events (1)
External Links (2)
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/SM1812 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/4987 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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