MHG12044 - Chambered Cairn, Ach A'Chorrain


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  • CHAMBERED CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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(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.

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Grid reference Centred NC 3714 6233 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC36SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DURNESS

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