MHG2805 - Cairn - Lagnagreishach Wood


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  • CAIRN (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)

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Fort (NR) (Site of) OS 6" map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1906)

Earthwork (NR)
OS 6" map, (1959)

A small fort now evidenced by a slight circular mound; it is planted over and scarcely distinguishable unless pointed out.
Name Book 1870.

A well preserved cairn, levelled into a slight SW facing slope in reafforested, Lagnagreishach Wood.
It comprises an oval platform measuring c 7.0m SW/NE by c 6.0m transversely, surrounded by a ditch c 2.5m wide and c 0.4m deep with an outer earthen bank c 2.5m wide and c 0.3m high. Across the ditch in the SW is a causeway c 2.0m wide, which is mutilated by a tree stump, with a corresponding break in the bank. The central platform is slightly raised, c 0.2m, above the surrounding ground level by a turf-covered crown of closely packed rubble stones which covers the whole platform. Resurveyed at 1/2500 (Visited by OS {R D} 16 August 1964).
Visited by OS (A A) 28 January 1971.

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Grid reference Centred NH 8095 5558 (54m by 54m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH85NW
Civil Parish ARDERSIER
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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