MHG2973 - Chambered Cairn, Leanach
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Type and Period (1)
- BURIAL CAIRN? (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
Stone Circle (OE) (Remains of )
OS 6"map, Inverness-shire, 1st ed., (1871)
In a couple of fields on the plateau of Culloden at over 500 feet OD. above the west side of the Nairn Valley are three large monoliths.
The north-west stone, which leans towards the south, is 4 feet 6 inches high. The south west stone 70 feet from it is 3 feet high but has been reduced by blasting. The south east stone is 50 feet 6 inches away from the south-west stone and is 6 feet 9 inches high. These stones are set on a circler with a diameter of about 96 feet, and might well be the monoliths which stood round a Clava-type cairn. There is now no sign of any other structure but the field wall which bisects the site contains several unusually large stones.
J Fraser 1884; A S Henshall 1963, visited 9 April 1957.
Of the three monoliths described above, only the southern pair remain, the north-west stone has entirely disappeared.
Surveyed at 1/2500
Visited by OS (W D J) 25 April 1962.
- --- Text/Report: RCAHMS. 1979. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of North-east Inverness, Inverness District, Highland Region. . 9, No. 25.
- --- Text/Publication/Monograph: Henshall, A S. 1963. The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 1. 382, INV 39.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Fraser, J. 1884. 'Descriptive notes on the stone circles of Strathnairn and neighbourhood of Inverness', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 18 1883-4, p.328-62. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 328-62. 350.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 7424 4434 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Civil Parish||DAVIOT AND DUNLICHITY|
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External Links (2)
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/BTL6 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/14311 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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