MHG15080 - Cairns - Balblair
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Type and Period (2)
- CAIRN (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)
- BURIAL CAIRN? (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)
- None recorded
5 stone cairns were noted in this wood set 12-20m apart. They are sited 90m NW of the cultivated field, this point being c165m E of the river. They were low mounds c2m in diameter composed of large stones now mostly moss covered. They were set in birch wood on a gentle slope that faces SE. One has been damaged by root throw from a collapsed birch tree. The others are less directly threatened by trees. As these are the only cairns to be seen in this wood, it is possible that these are burial rather clearance cairns. They may also be connected with the earlier settlement of Balblair as 4 large stones 27m to the S may mark part of an enclosure wall. <1>
NH 933 174 Five cairns surviving as low mounds 2m in diameter.
Sponsor: Historic Scotland
J Wordsworth 1997
- --- SHG994 Text/Publication/Article: Wordsworth, J. 1997. 'Kinchurdy Farm, Boat of Garten (Duthil & Rothiemurchus parish), ESA management survey', Discovery and Excavation in Scotland 1997, p.46. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland. 46. 46.
- <1> SHG21145 Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Wordsworth, J.. 1996. An Archaeological Survey of Kinchurdy Farm, Boat of Garten. Wordsworth Archaeological Services. 22/03/1996. Digital (scanned as PDF). Site 13, fig. 16(ii).
|Grid reference||Centred NH 9329 1739 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Civil Parish||DUTHIL AND ROTHIEMURCHUS|
|Geographical Area||BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/123107 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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