MHG8647 - Chambered Cairn, Red Burn
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Type and Period (1)
- CHAMBERED CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
NH78SW 5 7278 8341.
Cairn (NR) Stone Cist containing an urn found AD 1824.
OS 6" map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1907)
Round Cairn: Orkney-Cromarty type still fairly intact and stands about 13ft high. The diameter is now about 70-75ft, but appears to have been some 10ft greater, south side having been curtailed to make a track and E edge obscured by foundations of buildings. Three thin slabs set on edge exposed on the north side appear to be part of the peristalith, while a large boulder lies to the NE.
A S Henshall 1963; V G Childe 1944.
Generally as described above. A cist or small chamber is still exposed. Revised at 1/2500.
Visited by OS (R D L) 18 May 1963.
FE Management Plan received 30/03/01.
J Aitken : 30/03/01.
- --- 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.
- --- 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. 20.
- --- Text/Publication/Monograph: Henshall, A S. 1963. The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 1. 354, ROS 36; plan.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 7278 8342 (67m by 67m)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
- VESSEL (Undated)
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External Links (2)
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/SM2395 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/14745 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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