MHG12079 - Kerb Cairn, Pitarxie


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NC50SE 27 5745 0395.

(NC 5745 0395) Cairn (NR) OS 1:10,000 map, (1970)

A stony hillock, almost circular, measuring 11.5m N-S by 11m by 1.5m high. It appears to be a cairn, although there is no definite evidence of kerbing. At the centre of the flat top there is a thin slab 0.9m long set on edge and oriented NE-SW.
Surveyed at 1:2500.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909; Visited by OS (E G C) 1 July 1963.

This is undoubtedly a cairn as described above, except that three or four stones forming an arc at the NE periphery are of a retaining kerb indicating a diameter of 11.0m.
Visited by OS (J M) 10 August 1976.

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Grid reference Centred NC 5745 0395 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC50SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish LAIRG

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