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Belladrum Home Farm

Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Site Name Belladrum Home Farm

Classification Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Alternative Name(s) Belladrum South; Belladrum House Policies

Canmore ID 12750

Site Number NH54SW 8

NGR NH 51608 41581

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 8 5160 4158

(NH 5160 4158) Stone Circle (OE)

Belladrum South: Chambered cairn, possibly of Orkney-Cromarty type, with a polygonal chamber. Five upright stones remain forming part of a circle 8 ft. in diameter. The heights of the stones from south to NE are: 3'3", 3'6", 2'6", 3'9" and 3'9". The field has been ploughed up to the bases of the stones and there is now no sign of any other structure.

A S Henshall 1963, visited 13 April 1957

This chambered cairn is as described above.

Re-surveyed at 1/2500.

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

Activities

Field Visit (18 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.

Field Visit (January 1978)

Belladrum Home Farm (INV 12) NH 515 415 NH54SW 8

Five stones standing up to 1.1m in height may represent the remains of the polygonal chamber of an Orkney-Cromarty cairn.

RCAHMS 1979, visited January 1978

(Henshall 1963-72, i, 366)

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