MHG6512 - Dunvannarain


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Type and Period (1)

  • CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NG47NW 2.00 4280 7555.

(NG 4280 7555) Dunvannarain (NAT)
OS 6"map, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1903)

Dun Vannerain (Site) .... is indicated by an irregular heap of stones on which the ruins of a number of old houses.
RCAHMS 1928.

A much robbed cairn, probably chambered, situated on top of a broad ridge sloping gently from NW - SE, at a height of 200ft OD.
The remains comprise an amorphous mound of turf-covered small stones measuring approx. 27.0m N-S by 25.0m transversely and c.0.6m in height, extensively robbed to provide material for five ruined houses and some enclosures which lie upon and around it.
At the junction of a wall with the NW building there are five large boulders, two upright and reaching a height of 1.0m. They have been incorporated into and are clearly earlier than the building, and are probably the remains of a chamber.
Visited by OS (A C) 25 April 1961.

2.01 4282 7556 Township (Possible)

RCAHMS, 1911, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Third report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Caithness, 18, No. 46 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Grid reference Centred NG 4280 7554 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NG47NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish KILMUIR

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