MHG3398 - Chambered cairn - Belladrum North

Summary

A Clava-type chambered cairn at Belladrum.

Type and Period (1)

  • CHAMBERED CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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Full Description

NH54SW 6 5142 4210.

(NH 51424210 Stone Circle {NR}
OS 6" map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1907)

This site was recorded as part of the RCAHMS Emergency Survey, undertaken by Angus Graham and Vere Gordon Childe during World War 2. The site was visited on 21/08/1943.

Belladrum. Clava-type chambered cairn. All that remains is a typical kerb of irregular, heavy boulders, the tallest being 3' 6". The diameter is 45' E - W and 42' N-S. Cairn meterial remains to a depth of 1'-2' inside the kerb, and spreads a few feet beyond it. There is no structure visible at the centre of the cairn, nor are there any monoliths surrounding it.
A S Henshall 1963, visited 13 April 1957

The monument was Scheduled in 1964.

The remains of this cairn are as described above.
Revised at 1/2500.
Visited by OS (N K B) 14 December 1964.

Following a site visit in 2014, the Scheduling was amended by Historic Environment Scotland in 2017 to include the remains of a second cairn some 25m to the north (see MHG). <1>


Childe, V G, 1944, 'An unrecognised group of chambered cairns', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 78 1943-4, p.26-38, 38 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG175.


Henshall, A S, 1963, The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 1, Vol. 1, 366; plan 367 (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, 7, No. 6 (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, 263 (Collection/Catalogue/Gazetteer). SHG315.


<1> Historic Environment Scotland, 2016, Amended entry in the Schedule of Monuments: SM2435 Belladrum, chambered cairns 250m NNE of Brockie's Lodge (Text/Designation Notification/Scheduled Monument). SHG27790.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NH 5142 4210 (21m by 21m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH54SW
Civil Parish KILTARLITY AND CONVINTH
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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