MHG7384 - Chambered Cairn - Strathseasgaich


A chambered Cairn at Strathseasgaich.

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

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A chambered Cairn at Strathseasgaich.

(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).

The cairn was shcheduled in 1977.

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

The scheduling was amended by Historic Environment Scotland with effect from 23/11/2018. <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 3002 1027 (25m by 25m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC31SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND

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