MHG8160 - Cairn, NE of Loch, Achnacloich
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Type and Period (1)
- CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
- None recorded
NH67SE 14 668 738.
There is a large cairn on hillside NE of the loch at Achnacloich, from which both Achnacloich and Dalnacloich derive their names.
W J Watson 1904.
There are several large accumulations of field stones in fields between Wester Achnacloich - Easter Achnacloich and Loch Achnacloich, one of which may have been mistaken by Watson for a cairn. A huge clearance heap on a steep slope at NH 6718 7370 may have been mistaken for a cairn by him; or the same cairn as NH67SE 6. No trace of a cairn was encountered and it is possible that Achnacloich and Dalnacloich derive their names from a large boulder 'Clach Mhor' at NH 6610 7398. Visited by OS (W D J) 8 May 1963.
What may be the remains of a cairn are situated 75m SE of Achnacloich. The mound, which has had recent field-gathered stones added to it, contains a possible cist measuring 0.85m from NNW to SSE by 0.5m transversely and 0.4m deep.
RCAHMS 1979, visited September 1978.
Watson, W J, 1904, Place names of Ross and Cromarty, 71 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2917.
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. 30 (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. 30.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Watson, W J. 1904. Place names of Ross and Cromarty. 71.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 6680 7380 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/13740 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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