MHG7410 - Cairn - Cnoc Chaornaidh


A burial cairn at Cnoc Chaornaidh.

Type and Period (1)

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

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A burial cairn at Cnoc Chaornaidh.

(NC 30130913) Cairn (NR) OS 6"map, (1967)

A large, turf-covered cairn with an overall diameter of 27m and maximum height of 4m on east. On NE side a ramp-like feature of earth and stone appears to overlie base of the cairn. There is an excavation hollow in summit of the cairn.
Surveyed at 1:10 560.
Visited by OS (R D L) 5 April 1963; Info contained in letter from A J Boyd, Inverkirkaig to A S Henshall (NMAS) 30 June 1954.

The cairn set upon a small natural hillock is generally as described above. No kerb is visible but the cairn appears to have measured about 17.5m N to S by 15.0m.
R J Mercer 1980; Visited by OS (J B) 23 September 1976.

The cairn was scheduled in 1977.

The scheduling was amended by Historic Environment Scotland with effect from 26/11/2018. <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 3013 0912 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC30NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND

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