MHG8013 - Cairn, Dalreoch Wood
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Type and Period (1)
- CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
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.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 6313 7175 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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External Links (2)
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/SM5192 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/13783 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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