MHG8930 - Chambered Cairn, Balnacrae

Summary

No summary available.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

Full Description

NH56SW 1 5335 6461.
Stone Circle {NR} (Remains of)
OS 6"map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1907)

Balnacrae: This Orkney-Cromarty type cairn has been almost entirely removed, but an edge, which suggests a diameter of at least 75', can be traced. The chamber has been very large, and many of the stones remain, ranging in height from 2'4" to 6' 6". It was entered by a passage at its NE end. A S Henshall 1963.

The remains of a chambered cairn generally as described above but a larger diameter of 28.5m was traced.
Visited by OS (R D) 19 July 1965

Chambered Carin (NR) (remains of) OS 6"map, (1969)

No change. Visited by OS (J B) 8 November 1976.


Macdonald, J, 10/2007, Chambered Cairn, Balnacrae (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG23744.


Henshall, A S, 1963, The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 1, 334, ROS 4; plan, 335, fig. 72 (Text/Publication/Monograph). SHG357.


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. 3 (Text/Report). SHG2670.

Sources/Archives (3)

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 5335 6463 (46m by 46m)
Map sheet NH56SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish DINGWALL

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Investigations/Events (0)

External Links (3)

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.