MHG3014 - Possible Stone Circle - Balnabual


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Type and Period (2)

  • STONE CIRCLE? (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 551 BC)
  • BURIAL CAIRN? (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH74NE 9 7798 4899.

(NH 7798 4899) Stone Circle (NR) (Remains of)
OS 6" map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1906)

One stone about 3ft 6ins, high and inclining in a westerly direction about 30 degress.
Name Book 1869.

Balnabual (? Clava-type) is noted in Fraser's (Fraser 1884) list of 'Clava-type' cairns as fragmentary. All that could be found in a single stone 4ft long lying at the edge of a field.
(Fraser's list is of stone circles and he has no evidence that this single stone was ever part of a stone circle of cairn. Henshall, therefore, has no evidence that this was a possible Clava-type cairn.)
A S Henshall 1963, visited 15 April 1957; J Fraser 1884.

This stone is at NH 7798 4899 and no evidence could be found to associate this fallen stone with either a stone circle or Clava-type cairn.
Visited by OS (R D) 18 August 1964.

Removed about 1968.
RCAHMS 1979.

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Grid reference Centred NH 7797 4899 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH74NE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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