MHG4333 - Hillhead Farm
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Type and Period (2)
- CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)
- CIST (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)
- None recorded
NH75SE 9 7734 5008
On the farm of Hillhead there is a large cairn, in the immediate neighbourhood of which a 'stone coffin' was excavated many years ago. NSA 1845.
According to Mr Kelly, Hillhead Farm, the only cairn which existed on his farm is situated in pasture land at NH 7734 5008. Measuring 27.0m in diameter, it has been severely mutilated and robbed, and is now almost completely grass-covered although several kerb stones are still clearly visible. He has no knowledge of the excavation or 'stone-coffin' (cist) mentioned in the NSA.
Surveyed at 1:2500.
Visited by OS (RD) 13 August 1964.
This mutilated cairn stands 400m WNW of Hillhead farmhouse; it measures 27m in diameter by 1m in height, with two kerb-stones visible on the W. RCAHMS 1979, Visited March 1978.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: NSA. 1845. The new statistical account of Scotland by the ministers of the respective parishes under the superintendence of a committee of the society for the benefit of the sons and daughters of the clergy. Vol. 14, Inverness-shire, 392.
- --- Text/Report: 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. . 11, No. 43.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 7734 5007 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)|
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/14425 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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