MHG8640 - Long Cairn, Lamington Park
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Type and Period (1)
- CHAMBERED LONG CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
NH77NW 2 7473 7800.
(NH 7474 7799) Cairn (NR) OS 6" map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed.(1907)
A Long Cairn of bare stones, remaining to a depth of 3 or 4ft, occupies most of a natural mound and measures 96ft along the NW-SE axis, 62ft wide at SE and narrowing to 48ft at NW end.
V G Childe 1944; A S Henshall 1963, visited 6 July 1958. <1><2>
Generally as described above, this long cairn has a max height of 3m. The sides of the cairn are heather covered while the top where the stones are fully exposed, is fairly level. There is no sign of a chamber or other features.
Visited by OS (R D L) 8 May 1963.
Re-scheduled by Historic Scotland, 11/03/02.
J Aikten : 16/05/02.
Management plan produced for the cairn. The monument comprises a long cairn approx 30m long by 15m wide with a height of around 3m. There are no indications ofchambers or other structures so the site may be relatively undisturbed.
The cairn is situated on top of a natural mound within a Forest Enterprise plantation. The scheduled area is an oval 60m NW-SE by40m SW-NE, and includes the cairn and an area around it in which evidence relating to its construction and use may survive. <3>
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, 9, No. 28 (Text/Report). SHG2670.
<1> Childe, V G, 1944, 'An unrecognised group of chambered cairns', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 78 1943-4, p.26-38, 30 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG175.
<2> Henshall, A S, 1963, The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 1, 356, ROS 40 (Text/Publication/Monograph). SHG357.
<3> Forestry Commission & Historic Scotland, 2008, Lamington Park, Long Cairn (Text/Report/Management Plan). SHG23382.
- --- 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. . 9, No. 28.
- <1> Text/Publication/Article: Childe, V G. 1944. 'An unrecognised group of chambered cairns', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 78 1943-4, p.26-38. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 26-38. 30.
- <2> Text/Publication/Monograph: Henshall, A S. 1963. The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 1. 356, ROS 40.
- <3> Text/Report/Management Plan: Forestry Commission & Historic Scotland. 2008. Lamington Park, Long Cairn. Digital (scanned as PDF).
|Grid reference||Centred NH 7472 7800 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
|Civil Parish||LOGIE EASTER|
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External Links (3)
- http://data.historic-scotland.gov.uk/pls/htmldb/f?p=2300:35:1177880253467667::::P35_SELECTED_MONUMENT:3129 (Historic Scotland scheduled monument description (old hyperlink))
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/SM3129 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/14563 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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