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?)
- None recorded
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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>
- <1> Interactive Resource/Online Database: RCAHMS. Canmore, online database of the Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS). 185582.
- <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 C9.
- <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 C9.
|Grid reference||Centred NG 4389 7489 (13m by 15m) (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/185582 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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