MHG9338 - Cnoc Dail-Chairn

Summary

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Type and Period (2)

  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
  • (Alternate Type) BURIAL CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Cairn (NR). OS 6"map, (1962)

A heathergrown cairn 11m in diameter and about 1m high.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909; Visited by OS (E G C) 31 May 1961

There is some doubt whether this artificial stony mound is a cairn. The situation on a slight false crest in open moorland is unremarkable. The mound is heather- covered with a conical rather than a 'bowl shaped' profile, and no cist or kerb is exposed. Apart from its somewhat larger size, it is undistinguishable from the three or four clearance heaps in the vicinity.
Visited by OS (J B) 14 January 1977

What may be a cairn is situated on a false crest on the gently undulating southern slopes of Cnoc Dail-chairn. The conical stony mound measures about 9m in diameter and 1m in height.
(KILD91 273)
Visited by RCAHMS (DCC) 5 May 1991.


RCAHMS, 1911, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Second report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Sutherland, 128, No. 366 (Text/Report). SHG2657.


RCAHMS, 1993, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Strath of Kildonan: an archaeological survey (Text/Report). SHG2669.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NC 8575 2710 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC82NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish KILDONAN

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