MHG12000 - Chambered Cairn, Balcharn
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Type and Period (1)
- CHAMBERED CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
NC50NE 36.00 5968 0650.
NC50NE 36.01 5969 0650 Farmstead
(NC 5968 0650) Chambered Cairn (NR). OS 1:10,000 map, (1970)
Balcharn: A round cairn of the Orkney-Cromarty type with a polygonal chamber. The cairn has been almost entirely removed leaving an irregular mound 2-3ft high. It is now turf-covered, with a sheep fank over its SE edge and cottage foundations (see NC50NE 36.01) to the south. The edge is very indefinite and can only be traced on N side, but the indications are that the cairn has been about 60-70ft in diameter.
A S Henshall 1963.
The remains of the chambered cairn are generally as described above. It has a diameter of about 28m and consists of a much mutilated mound of turf-covered stones rising to a height of 2.3m above the surrounding ground level on the west side. In centre of the mound a small mutilated portion of the cairn 1m high contains the remains of the chamber outlined by four stones protruding from the turf.
Revised at 1/2500. Visited by OS (W D J) 28 June 1963.
This chambered cairn is as described.
Revised at 1/2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 27 July 1976
Henshall, A S, 1963, The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 1, 310, SUT 11; plan (Text/Publication/Monograph). SHG357.
|Grid reference||Centred NC 5967 0650 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)|
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External Links (3)
- http://data.historic-scotland.gov.uk/pls/htmldb/f?p=2300:35:1177880253467667::::P35_SELECTED_MONUMENT:1768 (Historic Scotland scheduled monument description (old hyperlink))
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/SM1768 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/5006 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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