MHG8013 - Cairn, Dalreoch Wood

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  • CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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NH67SW 2 6313 7176.
Cairn (NR) (Remains of) OS 6" map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1907)

The remains of a heavily robbed cairn, with surrounding bank. It is situated on false crest of an east-facing spur in a new forestry plantation. The cairn measures c10m diameter and 1m maximum height; and its S arc is still retained by a kerb of small boulders. It is centrally placed within a circular stony bank 15.5m crest to crest, and 2m wide by 0.5m high, which is destroyed on E side. There is no evidence of an internal ditch, although there is a hollow, probably a later mutilation, in SE between cairn and bank, in which lies a flag-stone.
A wessex type cairn situated in the false crest of an eastern span in Dalverds wood at a height of 500ft OD. It consists of a bowl-type cairn measuring c.11m in diameter and 1m in height with a massive retaining kerb, surrounded by a substantial stone bank measuring 15.5m centre to centre, mutilated in the E side heavily overgrown with firs and heather.
Visited by OS (A A) 17 September 1967.

This cairn is now inaccessible in dense forest. RCAHMS 1979.


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, 11, No. 48 (Text/Report). SHG2670.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NH 6313 7175 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH67SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish ALNESS

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