MHG9018 - Kilcoy North Cairn

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Type and Period (1)

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

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NH55SE 2 5703 5174.
Kilcoy North (Kilcoy IV) is a considerably denuded chambered cairn of Orkney-Cromarty polygonal round tuype. It still stands to a height of 4 ft. with diam. Of 60 ft. In centre, the tops of a number of stones, protruding, define a chamber with entrance in E. The western end slab is pointed and, with innermost slab on N. side, is rather taller than remainder, being 3 ft. above the cairn material. The chamber has been bipartite - a divisional slab is visible on the south side-and it s compartments measure 8 ft. long by 9 ft. wide (inner) and 9 ft. long by 5-7 ft. wide for the outer.
A A Woodham 1956; A S Henshall 1963.

This chambered cairn is as described above but has been mutilated in NW by stone clearance, by excavation and by a water tank built in E. segment.
Surveyed at 1/2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 21 January 1965.

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

Douglas Scott submitted photographs to the HER in July 2011. <1>


Woodham, A. A., 1956, A survey of prehistoric monuments in the Black Isle, p 86 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG72.


Henshall, A S, 1963, The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 1, 347-8, ROS 23; plan, 148, fig. 80 (Text/Publication/Monograph). SHG357.


RCAHMS, 1979, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of North-east Inverness, Inverness District, Highland Region, 8, No. 12 (Text/Report). SHG2673.


<1> Scott, D, 2010-11, Photographs and information from Douglas Scott (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG25031.

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Grid reference Centred NH 5702 5174 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH55SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish KILLEARNAN

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