MHG3576 - Cairns - Tordarroch


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Type and Period (2)

  • SQUARE CAIRN (Neolithic to Pictish - 4000 BC to 900 AD)
  • (Alternate Type) CLEARANCE CAIRN (Neolithic to Pictish - 4000 BC to 900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

This possible Pictish cemetery is a loose group consisting of a single square barrow and three small round cairns, which do not appear to be clearance heaps. The square cairn measures 4.5m E-W by 4.0m and is enclosed in a faint rectangular ditch. The round cairns stand about 0.5m high and are all approximately 4m in diameter.
Surveyed in 1989 as part of a survey of lands around Tardarroch, Daviot and Dunlichty to identify and map archaeological monuments threatened by the proposed afforestation scheme. <1>

In a partially improved field SW of the township NH63SE 48 there are four grassed-over piles of stones, measuring up to 4m in diameter.
There is no evidence of a ditch around any of them, nor any other evidence that they are not clearance heaps.
Visited by RCAHMS (SDB) 6 November 1992. <2>

This site was visited as part of a walkover survey in June 2009 and found to be as described above. It is recommended that the features are marked out prior to the commencement of works, recorded and preserved in situ. <3>

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NH 6794 3326 (60m by 60m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH63SE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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