MHG3012 - Kerb cairn - Balnuaran of Clava
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Type and Period (2)
- KERB CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- CUP AND RING MARKED STONE (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)
West of the three main cairns at Balnuranan of Clava (NH74SE 1, 3, 4) lies a small circle of contiguous recumbent stone, approximately 12 feet in internal diameter, with one of the stones on the ESE, bearing cup-and-ring and simple cup carvings. Excavation of the interior revealed what appears to have been a shallow grave for a now vanished inhumation, 5ft 6ins by 2ft 6ins. Over the filling of this near its western end was a scatter of white quartz pebbles. No artifacts were found beyond a scrap or two of pebble flint.
W Jolly 1882; S Piggott 1956.
The cairn was Scheduled with the other Clava Cairns in 1882.
NH 7568 4442 This circle is as described above.
Visited by OS (W D J) 25 April 1962.
The monument was included in a more tightly focused Scheduled area in 2016 following re-assessemnt by Historic Environment Scotland. <1> <2>
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Corcoran, J X W P. 1969. 'Multi-period chambered cairns', Scot Archaeol Forum Vol. 1 1969, p.9-17. Scot Archaeol Forum. 9-17. 9.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Jolly, W. 1882. On cup-marked stones in the neighbourhood of Inverness; with an appendix on cup-marked stones in the Western Islands. Proc Soc Antiq Scot Volume 16. 300-401. 319-20; illust..
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Barclay, G J. 1991. 'The clearing and partial excavation of the cairns at Balnuaran of Clava, Inverness-shire, by Miss Kathleen Kennedy, 1930-31', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 120 1990, p.17-32. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 17-32. 17-32.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Close-Brooks, J. 1986. Exploring Scotland's Heritage: The Highlands. 162, No. 91.
- --- Text/Publication/Monograph: Bradley, R. et al. 2000. The Good Stones: a new investigation of the Clava Cairns. Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Monograph Series. 17. Paper (Original) & Digital. pp 38-39.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Bradley, R. 1994. 'Balnuaran of Clava (Croy & Dalcross parish): megalithic cemetery', Discovery and Excavation in Scotland 1994, p.34-5. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland. 34-5. 34-5; fig 16: plan.
- --- Text/Report: 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. . 7, No. 5(4).
- --- Text/Publication/Article: 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. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 328-62. 328-68.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Piggott, S. 1956. Excavations in passage-graves and ring-cairns of the Clava group 1952-3. Proc Soc Antiq Scot Volume 88. 173-207. 192; plan fig. 11.
- <1> Text/Designation Notification/Scheduled Monument: MacIver, M.. 2016. Changes to the schedule of Monuments 27/09/2016. Historic Environment Scotland. Digital.
- <2> Text/Designation Notification/Scheduled Monument: Historic Environment Scotland. 2016. Amended entry in the Schedule of Monuments: SM90074: Clava Cairns, cairns 70m, 170m NE of and 210m, 460m ENE of, barrow 270m NE of, and standing stone 395m NE of Balnuarin. Historic Environment Scotland. Digital.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 7568 4442 (6m by 6m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Civil Parish||CROY AND DALCROSS|
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- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/SM90074 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/14258 (View HES Canmore entry for this site)
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