MHG6993 - Standing stone (Chambered cairn), Balnaroid
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Type and Period (2)
- CHAMBERED CAIRN (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 551 BC?)
- (Alternate Type) STANDING STONE (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 551 BC?)
- None recorded
(Henshall 1963). A large, upright stone stands at the edge of a flat field. It is of conglomerate sandstone, 7ft 3ins high and 3ft by 2ft at base.
According to Fraser (1884) it is the last surviving stone of a Clava-type cairn, the other large stones having been broken up or buried in first half of last century. Some of them were buried where they stood.
J Fraser 1884; A S Henshall 1963, visited 12 April 1957.
This stone, at NH 8573 5075, is as described above. No further information could be obtained locally, and there is no trace of a cairn.
Surveyed at 1/2500. Visited by OS (RD) 22 November 1965.
A single standing stone situated in a ploughed field is all that
remains of this Clava cairn.
RCAHMS 1978, visited May 1978.
- --- Text/Report: RCAHMS. 1978. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of Nairn District, Highland Region. . 7, No. 2.
- --- Text/Publication/Monograph: Henshall, A S. 1963. The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 1. 387, NRN 2.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Fraser, J. 1884. 'Descriptive notes on the stone circles of Strathnairn and neighbourhood of Inverness', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 18 1883-4, p.328-62. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 328-62. 350-1.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 8573 5075 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/15204 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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