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


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, 127, No. 362 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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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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