MHG8163 - Chambered Cairn - Carn Na Croiche


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  • CHAMBERED CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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NH67SE 11 6562 7221.
Carn na Croiche (NR) (Remains of) OS 6" map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1907)

A round cairn Orkney-Cromarty type with a polygonal chamber. The cairn material has been almost entirely removed but a slight bank, most clearly traceable on N quadrant indicates its edge. In centre there remain a number of upright stones which have formed part of a chamber and passage or a large chamber. There is evidently a considerable accumulation of debris over the site, and two of the chamber stones can be seen to descend for a least 2ft below the present ground level.
A S Henshall 1963, visited 12 July 1958. <1>

The remains of this cairn are genrally as described by Henshall. It would appear to have been circular with a diameter of c.20m. In the centre are seven upright stones and one recumbent stone outlining the chamber and passage. The cairn much mutilated and planted over, has now no signigicant height and its perimeter can only be traced by a slight bank on the north and west sides.
Resurveyed at 1/2500. Visited by OS (W D J) 10 May 1963.

Scheduled Ancient Monument Management Plan, 1st April 2003 to 31st March 2008. HS, 11/03/03. See assoc. docs. File. <2>

Photographs of this site were submitted to the HER in November 2009 by Graham Grant, who comments that the monument is well robbed out and covered by deep grass and heather growth. <3><4>

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Grid reference Centred NH 6562 7221 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH67SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish ROSSKEEN

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