MHG18032 - Cairn - Alltan Nam Breac


A burial cairn at Alltan Nam Breac.

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

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A burial cairn at Alltan Nam Breac.

On a spur in rising ground on the W side of the Allt nam Breac is a cairn, partly overgrown by heather and grass, but otherwise showing considerable rubble. It is approximately 11.5m in diameter by 1.1m high. There are no visible signs of internal structuring, but the cairn is in a locale well known for its chambered cairns. The general area is planted with conifers.
Information from OS (Inverness), 7 November 1989.

The cairn was scheduled by Historic Environment Scotland with effect from 23/11/2018. <1>

GIS spatial data amended in 2019 according to location of site as seen on 2009 vertical APs. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NC 2970 0954 (14m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC20NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND

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