MHG13539 - Standing Stone - Cnoc Na Maranaich

Summary

A standing stone recorded immediately east of a chambered cairn.

Type and Period (1)

  • STANDING STONE (Neolithic - 4000 BC? to 2401 BC?)

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Full Description

ND13SW 11 131 331.
(A: ND 1318 3315) Chambered Cairn (NR) (See MHG1255)
(B: ND 1320 3315) Standing Stone (NR) (This record)
(C: ND 1323 3307) Cairn (NR) (See MHG38945)
OS 6" map, (1962)

On the summit of Cnoc na Maranaich are the remains of a large cairn (A) about 60ft in diameter and 7ft maximum height. It is partially turf-covered, but the centre has been broken into. Amidst the chaos one large upright stone is visible, while a number of other similar slabs lie about. Their number and size strongly suggest that the cairn has covered a chamber.
There is a standing stone (B) 20ft E of 'A'. It is a slab of rectangular cross-section, pointed at the top, 8ft 4ins high, 3ft 4ins wide at the base, and 11ins thick.
RCAHMS 1911; A S Henshall 1963, visited 1955.

This chambered cairn and standing stone are as described.
Visited by OS (W D J) 27 June 1960.

No change to the previous field report.
Visited by OS (J M) 17 August 1982.

GIS Spatial data adjusted 2018 based on OS Master Map. <1>

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ND 1320 3314 (10m by 10m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND13SW
Civil Parish LATHERON
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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