MHG2905 - Chambered Cairn, Little Dalcross


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  • CHAMBERED CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 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.

Fraser, J, 1884, 'Descriptive notes on the stone circles of Strathnairn and neighbourhood of Inverness', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 18 1883-4, p.328-62, 361 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG537.

Piggott, S, 1956, Excavations in passage-graves and ring-cairns of the Clava group 1952-3, 194, 199 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG749.

Henshall, A S, 1963, The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 1, 374, INV 26; plan (Text/Publication/Monograph). SHG357.

Burl, {H} A {W}, 1976, The stone circles of the British Isles, 359 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2004.

RCAHMS, 1979, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of North-east Inverness, Inverness District, Highland Region, 9, No. 18 (Text/Report). SHG2673.

Thom, Thom and Burl, A, A S and [H] A [W], 1980, Megalithic rings: plans and data for 229 monuments in Britain, 254-5 (Collection/Catalogue/Gazetteer). SHG315.

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Grid reference Centred NH 7797 4846 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH74NE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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