MHG2849 - Round Cairn, Dalarossie

Summary

Site of late Neolithic-Bronze Age round or 'saucer' cairn.

Type and Period (1)

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

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Full Description

On a shelf overlooking the River Findhorn is a 'saucer' cairn consisting of a circular stony bank spread to an average of 2.7m and measuring in overall diameter 18.0m, which encloses a central stony mound 8.0m in diameter and 0.3m high. There are traces of a possible break in the bank in the E arc. The cairn occurs near the N edge of a field system (NH72SE 4).
Surveyed at 1/2500.
Visited by OS (A A) 16 December 1971.


Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH), 2011, Digital site gazetteer and archive for ARCH Community Timeline Project: Strathdearn, Site 2 (Collection/Project Archive). SHG25599.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 7670 2406 (30m by 30m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH72SE
Civil Parish MOY AND DALAROSSIE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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