MHG7967 - Chambered Cairn - Balnaguie

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

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NH65SW 3 6283 5473.
Cairn (NR) OS 6" map, (1959)

This is a round cairn with a large Orkney-Cromarty type rectangular chamber of particularly massive slabs.
The cairn has been almost completely removed, leaving a low bank which defines the edge, except in front of the chamber. The surviving stones range from 1'3" to 7' high.
A S Henshall 1963.

A chambered cairn, as described by Henshall. The outer limits measure 26m E to W by 28m transversely.
Resurveyed at 1/2500. Visited by OS (R B) 16 March 1966.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NH 6282 5473 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH65SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish KNOCKBAIN

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