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?)

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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>

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Grid reference Centred NH 7568 4442 (6m by 6m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH74SE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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