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Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Site Name Bealachnancorr

Classification Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Alternative Name(s) Clachan Corrach; Ballachnacore

Canmore ID 12414

Site Number NH45NE 2

NGR NH 4883 5655

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Urray (Ross And Cromarty)
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NH45NE 2 4883 5655.

(Area NH 4890 5685) Ballachnecore: Near the west end of a spur of Cnoc Mor four orthostats seem to define a polygonal chamber 14ft long and perhaps 9ft wide, while E of a pair of low jamb stones, three low side slabs and a pair of portals should mark a passage 3 1/2 to 4 1/2ft wide and 12 1/2ft long, of which one lintel is more or less in position. The covering cairn has almost entirely been cleared away. The function of two stones outside the construction cannot be determined.

V G Childe 1944

The cairn has been completely cleared away except for traces around the chamber. Orkney-Cromarty; polygonal.

A S Henshall 1963

The remains of a chambered cairn as described by Childe. Surveyed at 1/2500. Burial Chamber at NH 4883 5655.

Visited by OS (R D) 20 January 1965

No change.

Visited by RCAMS (JRS) March 1989.


Field Visit (2 September 1943)

This site was recorded as part of the RCAHMS Emergency Survey, undertaken by Angus Graham and Vere Gordon Childe during World War 2. The project archive has been catalogued during 2013-2014 and the material, which includes notebooks, manuscripts, typescripts, plans and photographs, is now available online.

Information from RCAHMS (GF Geddes) 4 December 2014.


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