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?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

(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.

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Grid reference Centred NH 8573 5075 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH85SE
Civil Parish CAWDOR
Geographical Area NAIRN

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