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Cairn(S) (Period Unassigned), Site (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Altnacardich

Classification Cairn(S) (Period Unassigned), Site (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Mam Mor; Altnacardich 1

Canmore ID 116707

Site Number NH54SE 42

NGR NH 582 433

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Kirkhill
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NH54SE 42 582 433

NH 44/54 OS 582433 No. 50 Mam Mor.

Turf walls of a cattlefold have been cut through by a forestry track. The wall on the S.W. side is 20 yards long, and the distance across to the N.E. side is 20 yards where the fold is narrower, it being hard up against a small stream on the east side. 16 yards to the west is the Bothy, 10 yards x 5 yards, with the doorway facing south at the east corner. A considerable distance farther west on, and close to, the low side of this track, there is a boat-shaped cairn 10 yards long and aligned up and down the slope with faint traces of a surrounding ditch. Immediately on the west side there is a broad flat bottomed ditch with upcast to each side. It runs up and down the slope with slight bends, and a short section on the up side of the forestry track is as much as 15 feet wide. Immediately west of the ditch and on the upper edge of the track, there appears to be a cairn 4 yards in diameter with surrounding ditch. There are suspicions of other 2 narrow ditches running in the same direction in the vicinity.

Coghill et al 1989


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