MHG7968 - The Temple Chambered Cairn
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Type and Period (1)
- CHAMBERED ROUND CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
The Temple (NAT) Chambered Cairn (NR) (Site) OS6" map, 1959
This has been a round cairn with a possibly Orkney-Cromarty type chamber. It is now robbed almost flat, with 3 slabs ranging from 1'3" to 2'9" in height, protruding in centre; and 2 earthfast stones on SW which may be remains of a peristalith.
A whetstone, found on site, and now in possession of Miss M Gammie, Croftcrunie Farm, Tore, is presumably unconnected with burial phase of cairn. It measures 2" x 3/8" and is perforated at wider end. There is a cast in NMAS. (AL/203).
A A Woodham 1956; A S Henshall 1963.
A chambered cairn as described by Henshall, outer limits of which measure 26m N x 22m transversely. Many large stones lie in and around central area, and field clearance heaps are prominent on S and E sides. The whetstone found on site was donated by Miss N Gammie to Inverness Museum last year.
Resurveyed at 1/2500. Visited by OS (R B) 17 March 1966.
As described The field clearance heaps mentioned by Bruce are recent. Visited by OS (N K B) 20 November 1970.
Woodham, A. A., 1956, A survey of prehistoric monuments in the Black Isle, p 93 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG72.
Henshall, A S, 1963, The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 1, 354, ROS 37 (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, 9, No. 17 (Text/Report). SHG2675.
- --- 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. . 9, No. 17.
- --- Text/Publication/Monograph: Henshall, A S. 1963. The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 1. 354, ROS 37.
- --- 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 93.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 6178 5260 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
- WHETSTONE (Undated)
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External Links (3)
- http://data.historic-scotland.gov.uk/pls/htmldb/f?p=2300:35:1177880253467667::::P35_SELECTED_MONUMENT:4594 (Historic Scotland scheduled monument description (old hyperlink))
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/SM4594 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/13606 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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