MHG11985 - The Ord Round Cairn


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Type and Period (1)

  • CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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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>

Wickham Jones C, The Ord, Lairg A Journey Back in Time (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3520.

Wickham Jones C; Harden J, 2000, The Ord, Lairg: Archaeological Trail (Text/Publication/Leaflet). SHG2934.

<1> 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 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

<2> Forestry Commission & Historic Scotland, 2008, The Ord, cairns, chambered cairns, hut circles & field system (Text/Report/Management Plan). SHG23375.

<3> Dalland, M, 05/2010, A Topographic Archaeological Survey of the Ord Prehistoric Landscape: Lairg, North Highland, Site HA10.4 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG24798.

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Grid reference Centred NC 5742 0553 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC50NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish LAIRG

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