MHG62126 - Possible burial cairn - Urchany (Allt na Criche)


Possible kerbed burial cairn at Urchany (Allt na Criche).

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Possible kerbed burial cairn at Urchany (Allt na Criche).

The North of Scotland Archaeological Society (NoSAS) undertook an archaeological survey of Urchany in 2015. A number of probable burial cairns/cists were recorded. Site C32: Possible Burial Cairn. On a south-facing slope is an amorphous mound of stones up to 0.4m high scattered over a 3m diameter area. In the west there is a perception of laid stones forming a kerb. This, together with the absence of cultivation evidence in the area, suggests that this may be a burial cairn. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2015 aerial photographs. <2>

(Note, to date, this is the only known archaeological feature to the east of the Allt na Criche burn in this area. T.Blackie 19/10/20)

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NH 4582 4563 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH44NE
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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