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Skye, Beinn Na Caillich

Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Skye, Beinn Na Caillich

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 11605

Site Number NG62SW 8

NGR NG 6018 2337

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Strath
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Skye And Lochalsh
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NG62SW 8 6018 2337.

NG 6018 2337 On the summit of Beinn na Caillich, the conspicuous hill rising to a height of 2403' about 2 1/2 miles west of Broadford, is a cairn of stones measuring some 50' in diameter. The body of the cairn measures 8' in height, but seems to have been originally higher, as the top is surmounted by a cone of stones rising another 6' in height, doubtless of late construction. Although local tradition says that it was erected over the grave of a Norwegian Princess, without excavation it is impossible to say if it is a prehistoric monument. Hill top cairns of large dimensions and at considerable altitudes are found in many parts of Scotland.

RCAHMS 1928.

A cairn as described by RCAHMS.

Visited by OS (A C) 27 June 1961.

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