MHG6308 - Chambered cairn, Preas Mairi, Contin


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Type and Period (2)

  • CHAMBERED LONG CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
  • CUP MARKED STONE (Undated)

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Stone Circle (NR) (Remains of) Stone Cist (NR)
OS 6"map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1907)

Contin Mains (Pris Maree): This Orkney-Cromarty, rectangular, chambered cairn has been almost entirely removed, only some stones of chamber remaining. The entrance has been from E and two portal stones survive, 3' and 3.5' high and 2' 4" apart, with a low sill between them. Only N slab of the outer compartment remains; on its upper edge are three cup marks from 9" - 10" in diameter and 1.5" - 5" deep. Two transverse slabs sub divide chamber whose inner compartment is formed of two slabs; the northern is 2'3" high and southern 3'4". N of entrance is a prostrate slab over 7' long; 30' W of chamber two small parallel slabs 1' apart are exposed - possibly these are slightly displaced and belong to a cist. A S Henshall 1963

The remains of this chambered cairn are as described above.
Resurveyed at 1/2500. Visited by OS (R D) 20 January 1965

There is no trace of the alleged cist. Otherwise as described.
Visited by OS (A A) 23 April 1975

No change. Visited by RCAMS (JRS) March 1989.

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Grid reference Centred NH 4609 5584 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH45NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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