MHG13054 - Cairn (site of), Stronechrubie
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Type and Period (1)
- CHAMBERED CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
- None recorded
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.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: 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/Monograph: Henshall, A S. 1963. The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 1. 330, No. 56; plan, fig. 70.
- --- Text/Publication/Monograph: Henshall, A S. 1972. The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 2. 2. Paper (Original). 580.
|Grid reference||Centred NC 2481 1924 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)|
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/4620 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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