MHG8640 - Long Cairn, Lamington Park

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Type and Period (1)

  • CHAMBERED LONG CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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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.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NH 7472 7800 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH77NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish LOGIE EASTER

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