MHG62140 - Cairn - Allt na Criche, Urchany


Ruined cairn by Allt na Criche, Urchany

Type and Period (2)

  • CLEARANCE CAIRN? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • BURIAL CAIRN? (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2400 BC? to 560 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The North of Scotland Archaeological Society (NoSAS) undertook an archaeological survey of Urchany in 2015 and surveyed some structures north of the Allt na Criche. The field surveyors identified four cairns in this higher ground. They suggested they might all be prehistoric burial cairns, due to their position above the improved grazing ground. However, this can only be conjectural. The improved pasture may well have been ploughed at some stage, producing clearance cairns not burial cairns.

Site C23; Cairn. This oval pile of large stones and boulders, 6m x 2m, stands up to 0.5m high. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2015 aerial photographs. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NH 4564 4642 (7m by 7m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH44NE
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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