MHG26701 - Cairn - Altnacardich


Robbed cairn at Altnacardich

Type and Period (2)

  • CAIRN (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 551 BC?)
  • CIST? (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 551 BC?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The Inverness Field Club, led by Donald Coghill, surveyed a number of sites in the Aird area between 1987 and 1989.

N.N.W, of Altnacardich. This appears to be a robbed cairn 24 yards x 15 yards, and there is a rickle of stones a short distance further east. The site overlooks an artificial loch at the south side, and is not far from the site at OS 593437. <1>

A recently uprooted fir tree revealed a suspected corner of a stone kist. Also, by scraping away moss, some of the encircling kerbstone's are now visible. About 85 yards to the N.E. there are two robbed cairns, 4 yards in diameter and approximately 10 yards apart. There are three kerb stones in one and perhaps 7, some of which are big, in the other. (see MHG14551) <2>

Note: Site not visible on aerial photographs so location based on grid coordinates and site description. (T. Blackie 7/06/23)

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NH 5859 4371 (14m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH54SE
Civil Parish KIRKHILL
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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