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 (1)

  • BURIAL CAIRN? (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 551 BC?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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>

See MHG55126 for record of cup marked stone.

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference NH 6936 8231 (point)
Map sheet NH68SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish EDDERTON

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