MHG57708 - Cairn with inset Building, Inverchoran Wood (Alternative Inverchoran West)


Cairn with inset Building at Inverchoran Wood (Alternative Inverchoran West)

Type and Period (2)

  • CAIRN (Unknown date)
  • BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Inverchoran Wood Alternative Inverchoran West

Cairns, buildings and enclosures (616 – 623) - centred on NH 2532 5045 were recorded by NOSAS in 2007 as part of the Scotland's Rural Past Project. These sites are situated in the linear strip of ground, which is1.5kms in length, on the south side of the valley floor to the west of Inverchoran. It is mainly grassland and heather and is bounded on the south side by a forest plantation. Aerial photographs of 1947 show that there had been a timber camp at the west end.

616 Cairn with inset Building - at NH 25299 50467 A large circular cairn of stones c7m in diam, on an E facing slope of fine grasses, with an open ended ‘U’ shaped structure, c 1.5m in diam internal at the rear, set into the E side of the cairn, with the open end also facing E. The cairn stands to c1m high, and the walls of the inset structure are c0.5m high. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 APs <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NH 2529 5047 (8m by 8m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH25SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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