MHG9013 - Chambered Cairn, Drumrunie

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

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NH55SE 7 5500 5259.
Cairn {NR} OS 6"map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1907)

Muir of Allangrange: A completely ruined round cairn spread over an area of diameter 70ft. In central region a single upright slab protruding from debris 2ft high, 4ft long, and 6ins thick, indicates that cairn was probably originally chambered.
A A Woodham 1956.

This cairn has been so mutilated that little is left except one earthfast upright slab within an amorphous turf-covered stony area. The slab, described above, is almost certainly back slab of an Orkney/ Cromarty type chamber.
An elongated disturbed mound of stone extending about 40m to SW of slab gives impression that it could be a long cairn, but this may be due to field clearance.
Surveyed at 1/2500. Visited by OS (A A) 3 March 1969.

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


Woodham, A. A., 1956, A survey of prehistoric monuments in the Black Isle, p 73 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG72.


Henshall, A S, 1963, The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 1, 352, ROS 33 (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, 8, No. 14 (Text/Report). SHG2675.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NH 5500 5259 (53m by 53m)
Map sheet NH55SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish URQUHART AND LOGIE WESTER

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