MHG2856 - Cairn and Cist - Mid Lairgs
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Type and Period (2)
- CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)
- CIST (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)
- None recorded
NH73NW 7 7133 3667.
(NH 7134 3667) Tumulus (NR) Stone Coffin found (AD. 1839) (NAT)
OS 6"map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1905)
This is a small mound of earth situated in a small piece of flat moss...about the year 1839, a stone coffin was found here, supposed to have contained human remains. No other information could be obtained about this mound.
Name Book 1870.
A ciarn with cist measuring about 39 x 20 x 20 inches lying ENE (magnetic) and enclosued by a stone circle, occurs at Mid Lairgs.
D Cameron 1882.
This small cairn, partially grass covered, measures 4.6m in diameter and 0.7m high. Lying on top is a large slab 1.1m x 1.0m x 0.2m thick, possibly the cover stone of a cist although no trace of a cist was noticed.
There is no evidence to support Cameron (1882) statement that the cairn was enclosed by a stone circle.
Visited by OD (W D J) 29 August 1963.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Cameron, D. 1882. 'Notice of the Ancient circular dwellings, hill forts, and burial cairns of Strathnairn', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 16 1881-2, p.288-94. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 288-94. 292.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Name Book (County). Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey. Book No. 5, 137.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 7133 3666 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Civil Parish||DAVIOT AND DUNLICHITY|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/14124 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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