MHG7695 - Cairn w cist, Lag an Duin

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Type and Period (1)

  • CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)

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NG84SW 5 8363 4064.
Cairn measuring 11.5m in diameter and 1m maximum height with its NW perimeter crossed by a field dyke. In centre there is a slight hollow with a large slab beside it to W., probably the cap-stone of a cist of which one end-stone and a side stone are visible. Two or three stones of a retaining kerb can be seen on E side.
Visited by OS (A C) 11 August 1965.

The slabs are E and S slabs of the cist which is oriented NNE-SSW. The cairn is in a poor condition and has been partly robbed, probably to build the old dyke which crosses its N margin.
Visited by OS (A A) 22 May 1974.

Paul Swan supplied information in February 2011 as follows: "This burial cairn is 11.5m in diameter x 1m high. Some of the large base stones are still visible around its circumference. The top has been removed in antiquity (probably to construct a field boundary wall that lies adjacent to it), to reveal a stone lined cist orientated NNE-SSW. This cist is 1.3m long x 0.9m wide and currently filled with soil such that only the top few inches shows." Photographs were also supplied and are attached. <1>

The cairn is most probably Bronze Age in date. <2>

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Location

Grid reference Centred NG 8363 4064 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NG84SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish LOCHBROOM

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