MHG7384 - Chambered Cairn, Strathseasgaich


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  • CHAMBERED CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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NC31SW 2 3002 1028.

(NC 3002 1028) Chambered Cairn (NR). OS 6"map, (1968)

The robbed remains of an Orkney-Cromarty type round cairn with a polygonal chamber and a well-defined edge with a scatter of stones beyond, was discovered during field investigation (OS field surveyor {JLD}). It measures about 15m in diameter and 1.2m high, and has been sufficiently robbed to expose upper parts of chamber orthostats, which appear to have been linked by drystone walling. The entrance has been from SE, probable portal stones and a lintel being visible. Surveyed at 1:10 560.
A S Henshall 1972, visited 1963; Visited by OS (J L D) 24 April 1961.

No change. Visited by OS (J B) 23 September 1976.

A much disturbed cairn of unusual type; Miss Henshall describes the entrance as being in the SE, but on examination this was not convincing, nor was inturned wall on NW.
J M Howell 1976 (see archive).

FE Management Plan received 30/03/01.
J Aitken : 30/03/01.

Henshall, A S, 1972, The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 2, 570; plan (Text/Publication/Monograph). SHG358.

Mercer, R. J. & Howell, J.M., 1980, Archaeological field survey in northern Scotland, 1976-1979, 154, LOU 22 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG2510.

Forestry Commission & Historic Scotland, 2007, Strathseasgaich, Chambered Cairn 700m SW of (Text/Report/Management Plan). SHG23527.

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Grid reference Centred NC 3002 1028 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC31SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND

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