MHG8989 - Chambered cairn, Bishop Kinkell

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Type and Period (1)

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

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NH55SW 3 5412 5279.

(NH 5412 5279) This Orkney-Cromarty, Polygonal, round chambered cairn, truncated by field wall, has had almost all cairn material removed - though an indefinite edge can be traced for c30 ft. from chamber on S and W. 9 stones remain of chamber, whose entrance was in E, and of these 5 represent what was formerly 3 pairs of transverse slabs spaced 3-5 feet apart and probably indicating a very short passage and ante chamber. The main chamber, once oval and c 11' x 7.5' is represented by only 4 slabs 1ft 9ins. To 3 ft. high - rather taller than the transverse slabs.
A S Henshall 1963; A S Henshall and J C Wallace 1956.

This cairn is as described above. Re-surveyed at 1/2500.
Visited by OS (N K B) 22 January 1965.

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

Douglas Scott posted a photograph on the Highland HER Facebook page showign the sun rising in line with the passage of this cairn on 3 May 2011. <1>


Henshall and Wallace, A S and J C, 1956, 'Ross and Cromarty, Bishop Kinkell', Discovery and Excavation in Scotland 1956, p.22-3, 22-3 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1451.


Henshall, A S, 1963, The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 1, 338, (ROS 9); plan 339, fig. 75 (Text/Publication/Monograph). SHG357.


RCAHMS, 1979, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of the Black Isle, Ross and Cromarty District, Highland Region, 7, No. 4 (Text/Report). SHG2675.


<1> Highland Council, 2011, Highland HER Facebook page, Douglas Scott, 18/05/2011 (Interactive Resource/Webpage). SHG25262.

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Grid reference Centred NH 5413 5279 (44m by 38m)
Map sheet NH55SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish URQUHART AND LOGIE WESTER

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