MHG7973 - Leachonich

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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH68NE 30 6820 8589.

At NH 6820 8589 prominently situated one spur is a stony mound about 5.5m in diameter and about 0.3m high. Its top has been disturbed but no structure is exposed. It is possible that this is a clearance heap, but its position suggests it is a cairn.
Visited by OS (A A) 2 November 1970.

About 65 metres to the N on a false crest, are the scant remains of a stony mound c. 11.0m in diameter. It has been quarried away leaving a scatter of heather grown debris within a slight rim. To the E of centre are two earthfast conglomerate slabs, one facing N-S and the other E-W, which may represent a portal stone and a side slab of a chamber otherwise destroyed.
Visited by OS (A A) 23 June 1975.


RCAHMS, 1979, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of Easter Ross, Ross and Cromarty District, Highland Region, 8, No. 14; 11, No. 52 (Text/Report). SHG2670.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 6820 8590 (32m by 66m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH68NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish EDDERTON

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