MHG53623 - Healaval Mhor Cairn 'B'

Summary

A cone-shaped cairn, probably an old triangulation point. It is circular, measuring 7.0m in diameter and 1.5m in height.

Type and Period (1)

  • TRIANGULATION POINT (In use, 19th Century - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (at some time))

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

On the plateau forming the summit of Healaval More (or Macleod's Table North), at a height of a little over 1500ft OD, are two cairns, one at the NW end of the plateau and the other at the SE.
Cairn 'A', situated at NG 2224 4439 on the very lip of the plateau, and possibly a burial cairn, is circular measuring 14.0m in diameter and 0.8m in height, it is much disturbed with a small circular shelter built into it, and a small modern cairn on its E. side.
Cairn 'B' situated at NG 2199 4451, is cone-shaped and probably an old trigonometrical station. It is circular, measuring 7.0m in diameter and 1.5m in height.
Visited by OS (C F W) 1961. <1>

This record refers to Cairn 'B' as described by OS above. This location is shown as a survey point on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey mapping for Skye. It is most likely, therefore, an old trigonometrical station. <2>


<1> RCAHMS, Canmore, online database of the Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) (Interactive Resource/Online Database). SHG23282.


<2> Ordnance Survey, 1877, Ordnance Survey 1st edition 25 inch map: Skye (Image/Map). SHG23417.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NG 2199 4451 (10m by 10m)
Map sheet NG24SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH

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