MHG7026 - Cairns - Kinchyle


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  • CAIRN (Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 1501 BC?)

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NH85SE 13 centred 8544 5323.
In cleared woodland on the crest of a low glacial ridge are three turf-covered cairns. They occur in a straight line running NW-SW and about five metres apart.
The most NW cairn measures about 6.5m NW-SE by about 6m transversely and is about 0.5m maximum height.
The central cairn is c7m in diameter and about 0.5m max height. There are traces of a surrounding ditch about 1.0m wide in the N and E arcs.
The third cairn is only about 3m in diameter and about 0.3m maximum height. There are traces of a ditch about 0.5m wide around the N and E arcs.
Surveyed at 1/2500. Visited by OS (A A) 28 January 1971.

GIS spatial data created 2018 based on OS Master Map. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 8543 5323 (26m by 16m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH85SE
Geographical Area NAIRN

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