MHG8657 - Long Cairn, Cambuscurrie
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Type and Period (1)
- CHAMBERED LONG CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
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>
- --- Text/Report/Management Plan: Forestry Commission & Historic Scotland. 2008. Red Burn Cottage, Long Cairn 880m SE of. Digital (scanned as PDF).
- --- 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. . 7, No. 8.
- <1> Text/Publication: Kinnes, I. A. 1992. Non-Megalithic Long Barrows and Allied Structures in the British Neolithic. British Museum Occasional Paper No. 52: London. British Musuem. Pp. 18, 160.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 7349 8339 (110m by 94m)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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External Links (2)
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/SM4763 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/14733 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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