MHG8083 - Ardvannie


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Type and Period (1)

  • CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NH68NE 5 6915 8790.
Cairn (NR) OS 6" map, Sutherland, 2nd ed., (1907)

An ancient cairn situated on a wooded knoll.
Name Book 1874.

A large mound of bare stones situated on top of a natural knoll, now devoid of trees, over-looking the Dornoch Firth. It measures 18.5m E-W by 17.8m N-S and its height varies from 1.5m in the north side to 2.0m in the east side. The top is flattish and there is evidence of excavation but no trace of a cist or chamber was seen and no evidence of a kerb was noted round the perimeter.
Revised at 1:2500. Visited by OS (W D J) 15 May 1963.

This oval cairn measures 18.5m in maximum diameter and stands 2m high. On the W there are traces of a shallow ditch and external bank surrounding the cairn; the ditch is interrupted by a causeway on the W.
RCAHMS 1979, visited October 1978.

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Grid reference Centred NH 6914 8789 (14m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH68NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish EDDERTON

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