MHG41559 - The Temple Chambered Cairn

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Type and Period (1)

  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The Temple (NAT) Chambered Cairn (NR) (Site) OS6" map, 1959

This has been a round cairn with a possibly Orkney-Cromarty type chamber. It is now robbed almost flat, with 3 slabs ranging from 1'3" to 2'9" in height, protruding in centre; and 2 earthfast stones on SW which may be remains of a peristalith.
A whetstone, found on site, and now in possession of Miss M Gammie, Croftcrunie Farm, Tore, is presumably unconnected with burial phase of cairn. It measures 2" x 3/8" and is perforated at wider end. There is a cast in NMAS. (AL/203).
A A Woodham 1956; A S Henshall 1963.

A chambered cairn as described by Henshall, outer limits of which measure 26m N x 22m transversely. Many large stones lie in and around central area, and field clearance heaps are prominent on S and E sides. The whetstone found on site was donated by Miss N Gammie to Inverness Museum last year.
Resurveyed at 1/2500. Visited by OS (R B) 17 March 1966.

As described The field clearance heaps mentioned by Bruce are recent. Visited by OS (N K B) 20 November 1970.


Woodham, A. A., 1956, A survey of prehistoric monuments in the Black Isle, p 93 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG72.


Henshall, A S, 1963, The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 1, 354, ROS 37 (Text/Publication/Monograph). SHG357.


RCAHMS, 1979, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of the Black Isle, Ross and Cromarty District, Highland Region, 9, No. 17 (Text/Report). SHG2675.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NH 6178 5259 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH65SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish KILLEARNAN

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