MHG8019 - Cist & Burial, Cnoc Ducharie
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Type and Period (2)
- BURIAL CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)
- CIST (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)
NH67SW 13 6235 7167.
Cairn (NR) (Remains of) Stone Cist containing Human Remains found (NAT) OS 6" map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1907)
In a wood at Cnoc Ducharie is a cist in which human remains were found (ONB 1874), 3' 6" long, 2' deep and from 2'3" to 3' wide, from near the centre of a cairn 54' in diameter.
ONB 1874; ISSFC 1888.
The remains of cairn have been considerably mutilated by timber-felling operations. It consists of a low mound of stones now mostly grass-covered and measures c16m diameter with a max. height of
c.1.2 m. Around the base of cairn is an almost complete kerb of large boulders (0.5m high) In the centre, and much grown over, is a rectangular cavity 2.4m long by 2m wide by 0.6m deep. It was not possible to discern whether this was a cist or an excavation, but nearby is a flattish slab stone which could have come from a cist.
Revised at 1/2500. Visited by OS (W D J) 1 May 1963.
This cairn is now inaccessible in dense woodland.
- --- Text/Report: 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. 43.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Name Book (County). Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey. Book No. 2, 53.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: ISSFC. 1888. 'Excursion to Alness and Strathrory', Trans Inverness Sci Soc Fld Club Vol. 2 1880-3, p.317-23. Trans Inverness Sci Soc Fld Club. 317-23. 321.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 6234 7167 (16m by 16m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
Related Monuments/Buildings (2)
Related Investigations/Events (0)
External Links (2)
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/SM5223 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/13776 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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