MHG37033 - Cairn, Balmacqueen
A subcircular cairn with evidence of some disturbance.
Type and Period (2)
- CAIRN (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)
- BURIAL CAIRN? (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)
- None recorded
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User: Admin, Date: Wed 13 Oct 2004
NG47SW 17 4382 7492
This turf-covered stony mound measuring c.15m in diameter is either a cairn or a clearance heap. It has been quarried from the E.
Visited by OS (AA), 1 November 1971 <1>
A cairn is situated on top of a low spur of land oriented ENE-WSW between the shoreline and the river to S and E. A second cairn (Site C9)of similar size and shape is located approximately 60m SE of Site C6 on the E side of the river. Site C6 is a grass- and turf-covered subcircular cairn measuring 9.5m N-S by 11.7m E-W and standing to 1.8m high. The cairn appears fairly symmetrical in shape with rounded corners and evidence for disturbance on the top gives it a tell-like shape. There is stone visible in places around the edges, comprised mostly beach cobbles. <2>
- <1> Interactive Resource/Online Database: RCAHMS. Canmore, online database of the Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS).
- <2> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Birch, S and Peteranna, M. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment and Detailed Survey: 7 North Duntulm, Trotternish, Isle of Skye. West Coast Archaeological Services. Digital. Site C6.
- <3> Collection/Project Archive: Birch, S and Peteranna, M. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment and Detailed Survey: 7 North Duntulm, Trotternish, Isle of Skye. West Coast Archaeological Services. Digital. Site C6.
|Grid reference||Centred NG 4381 7491 (12m by 11m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||SKYE AND LOCHALSH|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Investigations/Events (1)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/185581 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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