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Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Site Name Belladrum

Classification Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Alternative Name(s) Belladrum House Policies

Canmore ID 12748

Site Number NH54SW 6

NGR NH 5142 4210

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Kiltarlity And Convinth
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NH54SW 6 5142 4210

(NH 5142 4210 Stone Circle {NR}

OS 6" map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1907)

Belladrum. Clava-type chambered cairn. All that remains is a typical kerb of irregular, heavy boulders, the tallest being 3' 6". The diameter is 45' E - W and 42' N-S. Cairn meterial remains to a depth of 1'-2' inside the kerb, and spreads a few feet beyond it. There is no structure visible at the centre of the cairn, nor are there any monoliths surrounding it.

A S Henshall 1963, visited 13 April 1957

The remains of this cairn are as described above.

Revised at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (N K B) 14 December 1964.


Field Visit (21 August 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) 12 November 2014.


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