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?)

Protected Status

  • 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>

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Grid reference Centred NG 4381 7491 (12m by 11m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG47SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH

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