MHG7382 - Chambered cairn - Aultivullin


A (possibly) chambered cairn at Aultivullin.

Type and Period (1)

  • CAIRN (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 551 BC)

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A (possibly) chambered cairn at Aultivullin.

(NC 2907 0942) Cairn (NR) OS 6"map, (1967)

Small cairn on hillside, visible from the road. No features. Diameter about 15 ft.
Information contained in letter from A S Henshall (NMAS) to A J Boyd, Inverkirkaig, 30 June 1954.

NC 2907 0942. This cairn, apparently undisturbed, has a diameter varying between 6.0m and 7.0m, with a maximum height on the downhill (SW) side, of 2.0m. Two or three larger stones on the perimeter may be part of a kerb.
Visited by OS (E G) 2 June 1962.

The cairn was scheduled in 1977.

A cairn, as described, which has been preserved in a clearing amidst recent afforestation.
Visited by OS (N K B) 18 June 1980.

The scheduling was amended by Historic Environment Scotland with effect from 23/10/2018. <1>

GIS spatial data amended in 2019 according to location of site as seen on 2009 vertical APs. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NC 2907 0942 (14m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC20NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND

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