MHG9918 - Cnoc a' Chrochaidh


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  • CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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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.

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Grid reference Centred NC 9107 2098 (14m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC92SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish KILDONAN

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