MHG8214 - Carn Liath

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Type and Period (2)

  • BURIAL CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
  • BURIAL (Undated)

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Carn Liath (NR) OS 6" map, (1959)

Dalmore Cairn was removed c1810. It was about 60ft diameter and 15ft high, and contained a cist, 3.5 x 2.5 x 2ft which survives and is surrounded by a stone wall (Maclean 1874). Maclean presumably refers to Carn Liath although ONB (1874) says that only one large boulder remained, in centre of the enclosure; and makes no mention of a cist, although human remains were found.
Name Book 1874; R Maclean 1886.

Carn Liath, remains of a cairn reduced almost to ground level, planted with trees and surrounded with a modern wall 15m in diameter, is situated in a level pasture field at a height of about 50ft OD. It contains remains of short cist 1.5m x 0.8m x 0.2m high, covered by a large flattish boulder 1.8m x 1m and 0.5m thick.
Revised at 1/2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 23 March 1966.

The site was Scheduled in 1971.

The Scheduling was amended by Historic Environment Scotland in 2016. <1>


Name Book (County), Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 2, 89 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3350.


Maclean, R, 1886, 'The Parish of Rosskeen', Trans Gaelic Soc Inverness Vol. 12 1885-6, p.324-39, 330-1 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1704.


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, 11, No. 42 (Text/Report). SHG2670.


<1> Historic Environment Scotland, 2016, Amendment to the Schedule of Monuments Feb 2016: SM2970: Carn Liath, cairn, Obsdale (Text/Designation Notification/Scheduled Monument). SHG27176.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NH 6662 6952 (16m by 16m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH66NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish ROSSKEEN

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