MHG2683 - Clava- type Cairn, Carn Daley


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Type and Period (2)

  • (Former Type) CHAMBERED CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
  • PASSAGE GRAVE (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Cairn Daley (OE)
OS 6"map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1905)

Carn Daley: Clava passage grave. The site has been much robbed and subsequently piled with field stones. The ploughing has come up to about the position of the monoliths, and a wall has been built along the NW edge.
The cairn has a diameter of 40 ft. The kerb of boulders is visible for about a third of the circuit on the S. side, and intermittently round the rest of the perimeter. On the SW by the entrance the line of the kerb is slightly flattened, and the boulders are 2 ft. 6in. to 1 ft. 6 in. high and of a considerable size. On the N and E only the very tops of a few kerb-stones are visible, and the cairn has been almost completely robbed behind them though its adge is still discernible as a slight bank. There is a considerable platform of cairn material between the kerb and the monoliths, but this is partly due to the way in which the monument has been ruined... The ring of monoliths outside the cairn is represented by one stone on the S. side, 2 ft. 9 ins. high, and the stump of a second on the NE...To the ESE the top of an acutely leaning slab is visible with its foot probably in situ; part of another stone which may have belonged to the circle lies to the S. of it, and a slab 5 ft. long lying to the S. of the entrance is probably a fifth monolith.' Visited 15.4.57.
The cairn was excavated by Inverness Scientific Society about 1900 but there is no record of the excavation.
A S Henshall 1963

This cairn is as described above.
Resurveyed at 1/2500.
Visited by OS (R D) 3 December 1964

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Grid reference Centred NH 4943 3145 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH43SE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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