MHG12100 - Chambered Cairn, Ardvreck


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Photo of cist in centre, Information including plan of cairn during excavation with Historic Assynt. Apparently crounched inhumation in one of chambers of cist. Cairn lies on top of prominent knoll (but not highest of two in area) with cist aligned on end of loch - HAW 11/2004

NC22SW 1 2414 2371. Chambered Cairn (NR)
Ardvreck: Oval, ? Gallery-grave. The cairn, now much ruined and turf-covered, measures 49 ft 6 ins E-W by 36 ft 6 ins transversely and 5 ft high. Only inner- most compartment of chamber and the inner septal slab can be seen in centre of the cairn. The entrance passage, 4 ft long, was from E. The rectangular chamber was 9 ft 2 ins long by 2 ft 11 ins wide at E end, widening to 3 ft 4 ins at W end and was divided into three compartments. Excavated by Cree in 1925 (not published).
A S Henshall 1963, visited 1954; J E Cree (Antiquaries MS 501)

This chambered cairn now measures some 11m diameter and 1m high. W end of chamber has disappeared, but the large slab on N side of the chamber remains intact
Visited by OS (R D L) 21 May 1962.

This chambered cairn is as described by previous field investigator. The overall dimensions are uncertain but appear to have been 12.5m E-W by 11.5m.
Visited by OS (R D L) 21 May 1962.

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Grid reference Centred NC 2413 2371 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC22SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

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