MHG7055 - Possible Stone Circle or Ring Cairn, Auldearn
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Type and Period (2)
- RING CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)
- (Alternate Type) STONE CIRCLE (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 551 BC?)
- None recorded
Stone Circle (remains of) marked on 1st ed OS, this shows circle, the northern part in the belt planting and the southern portion in open field - HAW 2/2003
NH95NW 2 9247 5530.
Stone Circle (NR) (Remains of). OS 6" map (1906)
This site was included by Fraser in his list of Clava-type cairns, but there is now nothing to indicate whether the remaining stones are the remnants of a kerb or part of a stone circle. There were formerly 4 stones, set in a diam of roughly 55ft but southernmost (and not northernmost, as stated by Henshall after her visit on 12 April 1957) has disappeared (A S Henshall 1963).
The north stone is 3ft 3ins high, the centre stone is almost flush with the ground, and south stone is 2ft 3ins high. The stones are conglomerate sandstone. Resurveyed at 1/2500.
Visited by OS (RD) 22 November 1965
Three stones set in a private garden are all that remains of what may have been a Clava cairn.
RCAHMS 1978, visited April 1978
- --- Text/Report: RCAHMS. 1978. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of Nairn District, Highland Region. . 7, no.1.
- --- Text/Publication/Monograph: Henshall, A S. 1963. The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 1. 387.
- --- 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. 352.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 9246 5530 (80m by 80m)|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/15547 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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