MHG37034 - Cairn, Balmacqueen


A subcircular cairn with possible evidence for a displaced capstone.

Type and Period (3)

  • CAIRN (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)
  • (Former Type) CLEARANCE CAIRN (Undated)
  • BURIAL CAIRN? (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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User: Admin, Date: Wed 13 Oct 2004
NG47SW 18 4389 7490

This turf-covered stony mound measuring 11m in diameter is either a cairn or a clearance heap.
Visited by OS (AA) 1 November 1971 <1>

Site C9 is a grass- and turf-covered subcircular cairn measuring 11.0m N-S by 10.5m E-W and standing to 1.6m high. The cairn appears roughly circular in shape with evidence for significant disturbance on the top. Stone is visible in places around the edges and a large sandstone slab (possible capstone, not in situ) lies to the E side of the cairn, with markings along one edge which may be evidence of human modification. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NG 4389 7489 (13m by 15m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG47SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish KILMUIR

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