MHG9918 - Cnoc a' Chrochaidh
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Type and Period (1)
- CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
- None recorded
NC92SW 17 9107 2099.
(NC 91072099) Cnoc a Chreachaidh (NAT)
OS 6"map, Sutherlandshire, 1st ed., (1878)
Cnoc a Chrochaidh (NAT)
OS 6"map, (1963)
Knock'nreachy, (NSA 1841) Cnoc a Chreachaidh (Name Book 1871) or Torr-an-riachaidh, the scratching knowe, from the whin bushes growing on it, is 'a most remarkable cairn.... Its shape is a perfect cone, about 60' high and about 90' circumference at the base. A few years ago the top was laid open when it was found to consist of a huge pile of stones. Traditionally this cairn is said to mark the burial place of a Norwegian leader defeated in battle here against the natives.' (D Sage 1898) All the authorities agree that the mound is artificial.
Cnoc a Chrochaidh is apparently natural. It is said that a passage, now filled in, led into the heart of it.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909
A conical morraine
Visited by OS (N K B) 27 Feburary 1968
No change to field report.
Visited by OS (J M) 8 Feburary 1977.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: NSA. 1845. The new statistical account of Scotland by the ministers of the respective parishes under the superintendence of a committee of the society for the benefit of the sons and daughters of the clergy. Vol. 15 (Sutherland), 147.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Sage, D. 1889. Memorabilia domestica: or parish life in the north of Scotland. 2nd ed.. 78-9.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Name Book (County). Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey. Book No. 27 , 35.
|Grid reference||Centred NC 9107 2098 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)|
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/7174 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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