MHG3588 - Cairn - Tordarroch


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Type and Period (1)

  • CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NH63SE 40 6808 3341

One of two possible cairns SE of the ring cairn (NH63SE 3). Low oval mound c. 14.0m NE-SW by c. 8.5m standing no more than 0.5m high. Where the cairn material is not covered by grass or heather it can be seen to be composed of stones which look too small (fist-sized to 0.35m in diameter) to be the result of agricultural clearance. Its edges are very poorly defined especially to the E where the adjacent ground is actually higher. It may be that the delapidated state of this monument is due to robbing for the construction of features associated with the nearby depopulated settlement.
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>

This low stony mound is composed largely of water-rolled pebbles. It does not have the appearance of a burial cairn and it is probably largely of natural origin, though it may have had field clearance added to it. There is a similar feature some 40m to the SW (NH63SE 41). Visited by RCAHMS (SDB) 5 November 1992.

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Grid reference Centred NH 6807 3340 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH63SE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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