MHG2914 - Possible Chambered Cairn or Stone Circle, Dalgrambich

Summary

Site of a single standing stone that may be the remains of burial cairn or possibly a stone circle.

Type and Period (2)

  • CHAMBERED CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
  • (Alternate Type) STONE CIRCLE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

This standing stone survives to a height of 1.9 metres, and is situated at the S corner of a pasture field. There are no other standing stones in the immediate vicinity although there are several large stones at the edge of the field at NH 7906 4717, and also on the SE side of the lane at NH 79104715, which may or may not have been part of this alleged cairn or stone circle.
Resurveyed at 1/2500
Visited by OS (R B) 21 August 1964.

Dalgrambich (? Clava-type) 6ft high, 3ft 3ins wide by 2ft thick at the base. This stone was regarded by Fraser as the last survivor of a Clava-type cairn.
J Fraser 1884; A S Henshall 1963.

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

One stone only remains, the remainder have been removed for building and other purposes; it is about 6ft in height, quite erect.
Name Book 1870.


Dalgrambich Standing Stone. (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG12796.


Dalgrambich Standing Stone. (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG12797.


Dalgrambich Standing Stone. (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG12801.


Dalgrambich Standing Stone. (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG12802.


Dalgrambich Standing Stones. (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG12799.


Dalgrambich Standing Stones. (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG12800.


Name Book (County), Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 18, 11-12 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3348.


Standing Stone, now gate post. (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG12798.


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, 350 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG537.


Henshall, A S, 1963, The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 1, 374, INV 27 (Text/Publication/Monograph). SHG357.


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. 19 (Text/Report). SHG2673.

Sources/Archives (11)

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 7907 4720 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH74NE
Civil Parish CROY AND DALCROSS
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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