MHG41694 - Callachy Hill Cairn


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  • CIST (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

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The Immed area around mound has been cleared of trees. Still prominent. Major trench across centre with spoil dumped down side of mound. Another smaller trench (1-2m wide) cutting mound almost to centre and down to orig ground surface probably. Whole becoming very overgrown. Prior to afforestation this mound would have been visible from considerable distance. See photos. - HAW 10/2002

NH76SW 5 7385 6050.

NH 738 605 - This is an unchambered round cairn, 45' diameter and 6' high.
It has been excavated on 3 occasions, all 3 trenches still being plainly visible. In 1883, Major Colin MacKenzie exposed a small cist - 2'6" long, 1'8" broad and 1'8" deep - in the centre of the cairn.
W MacKenzie (1908) re-excavated cairn 1906 and again 1907, revealing a secondary cremated burial near the edge of the cairn. A fragment of the rim of an urn was also found, but is now lost. It was decorated with 'punctulated dots'.
W Mackenzie 1908; A A Woodham 1956.

A cairn, as described by Woodham, situated at NH 7385 6050 on a prominent ridge in an area of afforestation. No trace of the cist remains.
Surveyed at 1/2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 21 January 1966

No change to previous report. Surveyed at 1:10 000.
Visited by OS (J M) 10 January 1978.

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Grid reference Centred NH 7384 6050 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH76SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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