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?)

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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.
RCAHMS 1979.

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Grid reference Centred NH 6234 7167 (16m by 16m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH67SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish ALNESS

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