MHG7964 - Possible Clava type Cairn, Croftcrunie
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Type and Period (1)
- CHAMBERED CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)
- None recorded
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.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Paul, J B. 1892. 'Pilrig House', Trans Edinburgh Architect Ass Vol. 2 1892, p.204-6. Trans Edinburgh Architect Ass. 204-6. 484-5; fig. 4.
- --- Text/Report: 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/Publication/Monograph: Henshall, A S. 1963. The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 1. 346, ROS 20.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Woodham, A. A.. 1956. A survey of prehistoric monuments in the Black Isle. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Vol. 88 (1953-55). 65-93. p 81.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 6115 5195 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/13610 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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