MHG55126 - Cairn, 500m south of Admiral's Farm, Edderton
The remains of a probable burial cairn with a cup marked stone on its south east side.
Type and Period (2)
- BURIAL CAIRN? (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 551 BC?)
- CUP MARKED STONE (Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 1501 BC)
- None recorded
About 500m south of Admirals Farm, are the remains of a kerb cairn, which ahs on its south east side what appears to be the remains of a small false portal formed by an outlying southern flanker and a cupmarked stone. The nearby kerbstones to the north and cupmarked stone have been disturbed and the other possible flanker of the portal is missing. From the cairn's centre a survey showed the cupmarked stone was in line with the rising sun in late October and January. This was confirmed at 8:45am on 31 October 2005. <1>
This may be one of the "small cairns" referred to in MHG8061. <2>
<1> Scott, D, 2005, Admirals Farm, Edderton, Easter Ross (Text/Manuscript). SHG25468.
<2> Tilbury, S, Comment by Sylvina Tilbury, HER Officer, 16/09/2011 (Verbal Communication). SHG23297.
|Grid reference||NH 6936 8231 (point) (Approximate)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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