MHG7389 - Chambered cairn - Cnoc Chaornaidh


A chambered cairn at Cnoc Chaornaidh.

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

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A chambered cairn at Cnoc Chaornaidh.

(NC 30170818) Cairn (NR) OS 6"map, (1967)

A probable chambered cairn, 13.0m in diameter and 2.4m in maximum height, partly ruined on the south and SE but otherwise undisturbed and grass-grown. Two large slabs are visible on the south side, neither at nor leading to the centre and behind them to the NW is a cavity with a side slab and lintel just visible. Other large slabs lie about. The cairn seems to have been chambered but the present remains are impossible to interpret.
Surveyed at 1:10 560.
A S Henshall 1963; Visited by OS (W D J) 4 April 1963.

No change to previous field report.
Visited by OS (J B) 23 September 1976.

The cairn was scheduled 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 the site as seen on 2009 vertical APs. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NC 3018 0818 (28m by 28m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC30NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND

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