MHG475 - Kerb Cairn, Achabeg


Site of late neolithic-bronze age kerb cairn.

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

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Cairn (NR)
OS 1:10,000 map, (1974)

A well-preserved kerb-cairn, as described by OS (RL) 1970.
RCAHMS 1980, visited 1973.

Situated on a terrace on the N side of the road from Lochaline to Drimnin, about 150m SE of Achabeg, is a mutilated, turf-covered cairn (noted as a stone circle - {Argyll County Council 1914}). It is about 0.5m high and its perimeter is marked by a kerb of sixteen close-set stones, up to 0.9m high, giving a diameter of 5.3m. In the S arc there is a break of 2.5m in the kerb. Two loose slabs within the cairn may have come from here.
Argyll County Council 1914; Visited by OS (RL) 8 June 1970.

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Grid reference Centred NM 6488 4532 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM64NW
Civil Parish MORVERN
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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