MHG7964 - Possible Clava type Cairn, Croftcrunie


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • 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.

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Grid reference Centred NH 6115 5195 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH65SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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