MHG13054 - Cairn (site of), Stronechrubie

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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC21NW 1 2482 1924.
(NC 248 191) Cairn, Stronechrubie (Uncertain type): The site, by a burn, is very ruined, but there seems to be last remnants of a cairn, now only traceable for 20' E-W. There is a group of four stones on W side of cairn arranged in an arc facing downhill on WSW. The arc is 17' across and 3' deep. The largest stone is 4' high. The arrangement suggests a facade at entrance to a chambered cairn such as at Achany. The top of a fifth stone can just be seen behind S end of facade, aligned E-W.
The NSA's reference to "a mass of stone and lime, etc" (NSA 1845) may perhaps refer to same site.
A S Henshall 1963; NSA (C Gordon) 1845.

When revisited 8.10.1963 this site had been removed during road widening. A S Henshall 1972.

This cairn was bulldozed away in 1962 during road constructions by Mr Moffat who pointed out site at NC 2482 1924. A search was made for relics at time but nothing was found. (Info from Mr W Moffat, Kylesku Hotel)
Visited by OS (A A) 21 August 1974.


NSA, 1845, The new statistical account of Scotland by the ministers of the respective parishes under the superintendence of a committee of the society for the benefit of the sons and daughters of the clergy, Vol. 15, Sutherland, 112 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2597.


Henshall, A S, 1963, The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 1, 330, No. 56; plan, fig. 70 (Text/Publication/Monograph). SHG357.


Henshall, A S, 1972, The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 2, 580 (Text/Publication/Monograph). SHG358.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 2481 1924 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC21NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

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