MHG8982 - Cairn, Arcan Mains


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Type and Period (2)

  • CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
  • (Alternate Type) STONE CIRCLE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH55SW 8 5030 5352.
Stone Circle (NR) (Remains of) OS 6"map, (1938)

The remains of a stone circle; 4 of the stones are upright, the remainder are fallen. It is also locally stated to have been used as a burial place for unbaptised children. Name Book 1876.

On level ground at the brink of a natural escarpment are twenty two rounded boulders, few of them earth-fast, forming a rough circle c16m in diameter. The stones are too small to have been a stone circle and probably represent the remains of the peristalith of a robbed cairn.
Resurveyed at 1/2500 (Visited by OS (R D) 20 January 1965)
Visited by OS (R L) 19 November 1970.

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

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Grid reference Centred NH 5030 5352 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH55SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish URRAY

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