MHG8217 - Cairn - Bogallan Wood


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Type and Period (2)

  • COMMEMORATIVE CAIRN (Neolithic to Medieval - 4000 BC to 1559 AD)
  • (Alternate Type) CAIRN (Neolithic to Medieval - 4000 BC to 1559 AD)

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Cairn (NR) OS 6" map, (1959)

This is a roughly circular cairn, measuring 70ft N-S by 66ft transversely and standing to max height of 8ft. Although it has been extensively robbed on N side, probably to provide material for two now ruined crofts which flank it on SW and NE, centre is still grass-grown and may well be intact. The cairn is said to have been erected about 1340 to commemorate the Battle of Blairnacoi (NH65SE 11).
Name Book 1872; A A Woodham 1856.

A mutilated and extensively robbed round cairn, outer limits of which measure 26m from NE-SW by 24m transversely, and surviving to max height of 2.2m at its centre. Its traditional association with Battle of Blairnacoi could not be confirmed locally.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (R B) 16 March 1966.

The cairn was Scheduled in 1971.

This cairn is extant and as described above.
Visited by OS (J B) 18 February 1981.

The scheduling name and description were amended by Historic Environment Scotland in 2020. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 6441 5029 (6m by 6m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH65SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish KNOCKBAIN

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