MHG2905 - Chambered Cairn, Little Dalcross


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Type and Period (2)

  • (Alternate Type) CHAMBERED CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
  • PASSAGE GRAVE (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

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Stone Circle (NR)
OS 6"map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1906)

Dalcross Mains, a Clava passage grave, has had most of the cairn material removed flush with the top of the chamber which is almost 12ft diameter. The kerb is 40-42ft diameter. One monolith survives with a slab to the west of it.
J Fraser 1884; S Piggott 1958; A S Henshall 1963, visited 10 April 1957.

Situated in a small copse, this cairn is as described above. It has been quarried in the NW segment. 10.0m NE of the latter, a further stone, 0.7m high, has possibly been displaced from the inner kerb. Two portal stones remain in the SW, and the outline of the central chamber may still be seen.
Resurveyed at 1/2500.
Visited by OS (N K B) 11 September 1964.

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Grid reference Centred NH 7797 4846 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH74NE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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