MHG8206 - Wester Brae Long Cairn
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Type and Period (2)
- CHAMBERED LONG CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
- CLEARANCE CAIRN (Undated)
Renewal of Monument Management Plan - Letter received from HS, dated 23/12/02. See assoc. docs. File.
J Aitken : 20/02/03
Immediate area of cairn has been cleared of trees, but is heavily covered in heather & other growth, making extent and condition hard to determine. See photos - HAW 10/2002
(NH 6564 6139) Cairn (NR) OS 6" map, (1959)
This long cairn, oriented ENE-WSW is 85' long and about 38' wide at W end and 48' at E end. It is composed of rounded stones overgrown with moss and turf. A depression near centre suggests that there has been some robbing, but ends appear to be intact, W being 6' high and E 5' high. The cairn stands within the area of a field of small cairns (NH66SE 7). A S Henshall 1963.
Wedge-shaped long cairn, in good condition, as described by Henshall, situated in dense afforestation.
Resurveyed at 1/2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 27 January 1966.
No change. Surveyed at 1:10 000. Visited by OS (JB) 11 1 1978.
- --- Text/Report: RCAHMS. 1979. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of the Black Isle, Ross and Cromarty District, Highland Region. . 9, No. 18.
- --- Text/Publication/Monograph: Henshall, A S. 1963. The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 1. 356, ROS 39.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Woodham, A. A.. 1956. A survey of prehistoric monuments in the Black Isle. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Vol. 88 (1953-55). 65-93. p 78, No. 33.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 6563 6139 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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External Links (2)
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/SM4559 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/13692 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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