MHG8657 - Long Cairn, Cambuscurrie


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

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NH78SW 14 7348 8340.
A long cairn oriented nearly E-W and measuring 61m long by 14m broad across the straight E end, narrowing to 7m near the centre and c10m broad at the W end. The cairn material has been subject to robbing and other disturbance but there is no sign of a chamber. About two thirds along its length from the E, is a 2m gap in debris which may be original but is more likely modern, possibly where a track has cut it.
Notified by Small (G Small, Head Forester, Morangie, Tain)
Surveyed at 1/2500. Visited by OS (A A) 6 August 1971.

This Long Cairn stands about 900m SE of Redburn.
RCAHMS 1979, visited November 1978.

Kinnes 1992 cites this as one of four non-Megalithic long barrows in the Highlands, all in SE Sutherland. One near Lairg (MHG11986) is probably a modern spoil heap. None have been excavated. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 7349 8339 (110m by 94m)
Map sheet NH78SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish TAIN

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