MHG3787 - Culduthel

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Type and Period (1)

  • RING CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NH64SE 26 6619 4176.

(NH 66194176) Stone Circle {NR}(Remains of)
OS 6"map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1906)

Clava-type cairn, Culduthel: 'The cairn has been placed on a small natural rise. It is now at the edge of a patch of thin woodland. It has been so completely robbed that only a few stones of the peristalith remain in situ and a few more stones lie where they have fallen outwards form their original positions. The stones are considerable rounded boulders set on end, four of them contiguous. They vary in height from 1 foot 9 inches to 4 feet, the tallest being in the middle of the existing setting. There can be little doubt that they represent part of the south arc of a cairn kerb though they are not arranged on a true circle. On the OS 6"map of 1871 the site is marked as an almost complete circle lacking only part of the west side'.
A S Henshall 1963, visited 11 April 1957; J Fraser 1884, A Low 1929.

The remains of this cairn are described above.
Visited by OS (J L D) 22 March 1962.


Untitled Source (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG18945.


Fraser, J, 1884, 'Descriptive notes on the stone circles of Strathnairn and neighbourhood of Inverness', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 18 1883-4, p.328-62, 361 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG537.


Low, A, 1929, 'A short cist at Culduthel, Inverness', Proc Soc Antiq Scot, Vol 63 (1928-29), pp 217-24, p 217 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG66.


Henshall, A S, 1963, The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 1, 372, INV 22; plan, fig. 93 (Text/Publication/Monograph). SHG357.


RCAHMS, 1979, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of North-east Inverness, Inverness District, Highland Region, 8, No. 15 (Text/Report). SHG2673.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NH 6618 4178 (77m by 75m)
Map sheet NH64SE
Civil Parish INVERNESS AND BONA
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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