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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 649033

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NC50NE 22 575 054.

('A': NC 5753 0546 Cairns (NR) 'B': NC 5755 0546)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1970)

Two round cairns lying only 15ft apart.

'A': Considerably dilapidated but neither cist nor chamber is revealed. It is about 34ft in diameter and 3ft high.

'B': About 22ft in diameter, its outline carefully marked with large boulders.

Visited by OS (N K B) 21 July 1976.

RCAHMS 1911.

These two cairns are positioned on a false crest between two areas of run-rig.

Cairn 'A' now measures about 10.5m in diameter and 1.0m high, but is severely mutilated and extended by later field clearance, and no kerb can be seen.

'B' is well preserved, measures 5.9m in diameter and 1.0m high and is contained within a kerb of upright boulders, some contiguous, some displaced.

Re-surveyed at 1:10 000.

Visited by OS (N K B) 21 July 1976.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (J B) 15 March 1979.

Scheduled with NC50NE 13-14, 16, 17, 19, 38-9, 46, 54-6 and 81-2 as The Ord, chambered cairns, cairns, settlements and field systems.

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 14 February 2002.

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