MHG9018 - Chambered Cairn - Kilcoy North Cairn


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  • 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>

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Grid reference Centred NH 5702 5174 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH55SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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