MHG12079 - Kerb Cairn, Pitarxie

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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • 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.


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, 156, No. 452 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 5745 0395 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC50SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish LAIRG

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