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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 696583

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/696583

NR96NW 9 9322 6754.

(NR 9323 6754) Cairn (NR)

OS 6" map, (1925)

This 70' diameter cairn is similar in construction to NR96NW 2 and NR96NW 4. It is much disturbed, in the centre, having been robbed by a yachting party c.1940. The kerb stones can be clearly seen.

J G Scott 1952; M Paterson 1970.

The remains of a cairn measuring c.17m in diameter and up to 1.2m high. The centre has been totally robbed and irregular scoops around the periphery indicate a high quartz content. No definite kerb was found. Resurveyed at 1:10,560.

Visited by OS (D W R) 1 November 1972.

No change to the field report of 1 November 1972.

Surveyed at 1/10,000.

Visited by OS (B S) 6 October 1976.

This cairn, situated in rough grazing NE of Port Leathan and 370m SW of the standing stone (NR96NW 8), measures about 17m in diameter and, although severely disturbed, is still up to 1.5 high; many quartz pebbles can be seen among the cairn material (Scott 1952).

Visited May 1985

RCAHMS 1988

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