MHG9009 - Chambered Cairn, Balvaird

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

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NH55SW 10 5394 5193.

(NH 53945193) Stone Circle (OE) (Remains of)
OS 6"map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1907)

A stone circle of which 18 stones at present are to be seen in various positions. Name Book 1876.

The cairn; Orkney-Cromarty, polygonal; has been so robbed that its limits cannot be defined. Its maximum height is 3ft.
A S Henshall 1963; A A Woodham 1956

This mutilated cairn is 1m high, with 10 stones, maximum height 1m, forming a burial chamber with 2 compartments, visible in top. A third compartment on east edge is formed by much smaller stones. Re-surveyed at 1/2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 22 January 1965

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


Untitled Source (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG8053.


Woodham, A. A., 1956, A survey of prehistoric monuments in the Black Isle, p 69 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG72.


Henshall, A S, 1963, The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 1, 337, ROS 7; Fig. 74 (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. 2 (Text/Report). SHG2675.

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Grid reference Centred NH 5394 5193 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH55SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish URQUHART AND LOGIE WESTER

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