MHG8083 - Ardvannie
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Type and Period (1)
- CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
- None recorded
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.
Name Book (County), Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 10, 5 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3340.
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, 10, No. 38 (Text/Report). SHG2670.
- --- 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. . 10, No. 38.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Name Book (County). Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey. Book No. 10, 5.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 6914 8789 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/13852 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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