MHG8902 - Kerb Cairn - Strath Sgitheach


Kerb Cairn at Strath Sgitheach

Type and Period (1)

  • KERB CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH56SW 35 5236 6397
A substantial kerbed cairn is located on slightly sloping ground. This large mound of stones is approximately circular c15.5m in diameter. Along most of the perimeter large boulders retain the smaller stones of the body of the cairn. The cairn has been heavily robbed and now stands no more than 1.5m high. Projecting from the E side is a line of several boulders 2.0m long, which may simply be the result of modern disturbances. It is apparently unexcavated and has no immediate neighbours.
Visited June 1989.
Info from S T Driscoll and S M Foster (Mss, 6-7, No. 7.1.) 1989.

The Strath Sgitheach area was surveyed by Meryl Marshall in 2020. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 1999-2001 aerial photographs. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 5234 6398 (18m by 18m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH56SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish DINGWALL

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