MHG2739 - Ring Cairn, Bruiach


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Type and Period (1)

  • RING CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

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Stone Circle (OE)
A S Henshall 1963

Bruiach: Ring-cairn: All that remains is the kerb and the outer circle of standing stones. The cairn material has been removed, and the area inside the kerb hollowed out to a depth of 6 ft, to make a pond, now dry.
The kerb, composed of irregular boulders, has a diameter of 47' and is almost complete. The tops of the boulders are mainly flush with the ground surface, but on the SW side they rise to a height of 2' 9". The lack of entrance-break in the south and south-west segment makes it virtually certain that this is a ring cairn. Two of the kerb stones are cupmarked on their upper surfaces, that on the south side having six cups and that on the NW having five cups.
The outer circle of standing stones has a diameter of about 73'. Round the west side a wall has been built from the road to connect up with the monoliths. There are, at present,14 stones in the circle, but it seems probable that it was originally composed of 10 stones. A large stone in the roadside wall may well have come from the apparent gap in the NNE arc of the circle. The stones vary in height from 1'3" to 4'.
A S Henshall 1963, Visited 13 April 1957.

The cairn is as described above but only thirteen standing stones, varying in height from 0.5 to 1.2 metres, are visible in the outer circle.
Resurveyed at 1/2500.
Visited by OS (N K B) 16 December 1964

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Grid reference Centred NH 4994 4143 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH44SE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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