MHG13036 - Chambered cairn, Knockan East

Summary

East of two chambered cairns.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC21SW 13 2051 1046.

At NC 2051 1046 are the remains of a chambered cairn surviving as a turf-covered mound of debris truncated on all sides by late agriculture and its original size is conjectural. It is now roughly oval measuring 15m NE-SW by 10m and 1.5m maximum height. From the summit of the mound the tops of five stones of the chamber protrude to a height of 0.5m.
Surveyed at 1/10,560. Visited by OS (J M) 15 July 1974.

No change to previous field report.
Visited by OS (N K B) 2 September 1980.

Situated on a terrace between the road and the river is a grass and moss covered mound with stones visible in places. The cairn is 12m by 9m, standing to 2m in height and aligned NE-SW. Three large, vertically set stones protrude from the top and are possibly remnants of a cist-type structure. The mound has suffered from rabbit burrowing on its west side making it uneven and pitted, in plan it is an irregular oval.
Surveyed in detail. <1>

Photographs of Knockan E were forwarded to the HER in November 2010. <2>


<1> Cavers, G & Hudson, G, 05/2010, Assynt's Hidden Lives: An archaeological survey of the the parish, 109, p.118; p. 51; fig.47 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG24882.


<2> Woodley, H, 11/2010, Information and photographs from Helen Woodley (Text/Correspondence). SHG25050.

Sources/Archives (2)

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NC 2051 1046 (25m by 25m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC21SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

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