MHG7964 - Cairn, Croftcrunie

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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH65SW 6 6116 5195.
Stone Circle (NR) (Site of) OS 6" map, (1959)

Below Croftcrunie farm, 500 yards E (NNE) of enclosure (NH65SW 8) and 200 yards SE of enclosure (NH65SW 1) is a "beehive structure". The outer wall is 10 feet thick and 2-3ft high faced internally and externally with large boulders of gneiss closely laid together, with infilling of firmly packed smaller stones and soil. In centre is a circular hole still 5 feet deep, but partly filled with stones. It has appearance of having had a widely vaulted roof (Beaton 1882). Woodham (1956) interprets Beaton's description as an open and mutilated mound cairn, the "vaulted roof" being conceivably a corbelled chamber. Henshall without visiting site, suggests it may be a Clava-type cairn, the surrounding wall possibly being secondary.
A J Beaton 1882; A A Woodham 1956; A S Henshall 1963.

No trace in a pasture field Visited by OS (NKB) 25 11 1970.


Paul, J B, 1892, 'Pilrig House', Trans Edinburgh Architect Ass Vol. 2 1892, p.204-6, 484-5; fig. 4 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1352.


Woodham, A. A., 1956, A survey of prehistoric monuments in the Black Isle, p 81 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG72.


Henshall, A S, 1963, The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 1, 346, ROS 20 (Text/Publication/Monograph). SHG357.


RCAHMS, 1979, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of the Black Isle, Ross and Cromarty District, Highland Region, 7, No. 7 (Text/Report). SHG2675.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NH 6115 5195 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH65SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish KILLEARNAN

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