MHG8932 - Possible Chambered Cairn - Cnoc Ravoch


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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH56SE 18 5575 6120.
On SW shoulder of Crock-ri-Avoch (Cnoc Ravoch NH 557614) Simpson notes a ruined stone circle which is probably same as the circular cairn, 30 paces in diameter and containing 4 short cists described by Robertson (OSA 1791) as lying 800 paces W or SW of 'Clachan Biorach' (NH 56 SE 4). Flint arrowheads, etc, are reported in area 'in abundance'.
J Y Simpson 1868. OSA 1791.

At NH 55756120, overlooking Cromarty Firth at a height of 670ft. OD, there are 3 large slabs, possibly remains of a burial chamber. One is earthfast, placed on edge, and measures 1.9m long, 0.8m high and 0.4m thick; other two are recumbent, one measuring 2.5m long by 1.7m wide and 0.5m thick. They lie approx. central to a stony platform c.20m diameter and 0.5m high around which 5 ?kerb stones can be seen. Though evidence is scant, this is probably remains of a chambered cairn.
Surveyed at 1/2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 16 November 1970.

No change. Visited by OS (J B) 18 November 1976.

No change. Visited by RCAHMS (JRS) 3 March 1989.

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Grid reference Centred NH 5575 6120 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH56SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish KILTEARN

Finds (1)

  • ARROWHEAD (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 551 BC?)

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