MHG8214 - Carn Liath
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Type and Period (2)
- BURIAL CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
- BURIAL (Undated)
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>
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Maclean, R. 1886. 'The Parish of Rosskeen', Trans Gaelic Soc Inverness Vol. 12 1885-6, p.324-39. Trans Gaelic Soc Inverness. 324-39. 330-1.
- --- 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. . 11, No. 42.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Name Book (County). Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey. Book No. 2, 89.
- <1> Text/Designation Notification/Scheduled Monument: Historic Environment Scotland. 2016. Amendment to the Schedule of Monuments Feb 2016: SM2970: Carn Liath, cairn, Obsdale. Historic Environment Scotland. 09/03/2016. Digital.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 6662 6952 (16m by 16m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
Related Investigations/Events (0)
External Links (3)
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/SM2970 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- http://portal.historic-scotland.gov.uk/designation/SM2970 (Historic Scotland scheduled monument description)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/13615 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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