MHG9983 - Torrish


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

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NC91NE 9 9682 1881.
Cairn (NR) OS 6" map, (1964)

On a slight eminence beside road, on W bank of the Torrish Burn, is a large round cairn. RCAHMS 1911.

The cairn is set on a spur and overlooks the S. It is about 19.5m NW-SE by 18.5m and has been extensively robbed out of the W quarter; a kerb of slabs on edge is well-defined in E arc but less so or destroyed elsewhere; the body of the cairn is of bare stone and stands to approx 1.5m high; there is no cist or chamber to be seen. A stone-free, heather-covered verge inside the kerb in the E, to a width of 20mstrongly suggests a berm.
Visited by OS (W D J) 13 May 1960 and (J M) 29 April 1976

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Grid reference Centred NC 9682 1881 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC91NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish KILDONAN

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