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Field Visit

Date 23 November 2009

Event ID 625287

Category Recording

Type Field Visit


This chambered cairn is situated on a sloping hillside under heather moorland with good views to Cul Mhur to the north-west and over Loch Borralan to the south. The cairn is oval in plan, measuring 18m x 12m, aligned NW-SE, and standing up to 3m in height. There are suggestions of possible horns protruding from south and west edges. The main cairn fabric consists of gathered, rounded rubble averaging 0.35m across, although the major structural elements are built from angular stone up to 1.5m in length. Several of the larger stones around the SE edge are displaced. A 3-4m long passage is entered from the south-east leading into a chamber measuring approximately 3m x 2m x 1.5m. The collapse of the chamber roof suggests robbing.

(HLP_no 5)

Assynt's Hidden Lives Project 2009

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