MHG12044 - Chambered Cairn, Ach A'Chorrain
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Type and Period (1)
- CHAMBERED CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
(NC 3715 6233) Cairn (NR) OS 6"map, (1961)
A prominent round cairn, 15.5m in diameter and 2.1m in maximum height, which has been robbed to build an adjacent sheepfold. No chamber or cist has been exposed, nor indication of a ditch or retaining circle. RCAHMS 1911; Visited by OS (F D C) 2 May 1957.
A disturbed passage of which two pairs of uprights and one capstone are exposed.
Info contained in letters from T C Welsh 24 July, 10 August 1972.
A bare stone, chambered cairn approximately 14m in diameter and 1.6m high; early modern structures built of cairn material intrude on the NE periphery. The passage, in SE, and chamber have been partially cleared exposing in former 2 sets of slightly displaced uprights, one with lintel slab in situ and latter a single orthostat. Revised at 1:10,000. Visited by OS (J M) 16 November 1978.
NW SUT Local Plan, May 1987: P23/2.36.
J Aitken : 11/06/01.
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, 55-6, No. 163 (Text/Report). SHG2657.
|Grid reference||Centred NC 3714 6233 (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:1764 (Historic Scotland scheduled monument description (old hyperlink))
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/SM1764 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/4824 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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