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Muir Of Allangrange

Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)(Possible)

Site Name Muir Of Allangrange

Classification Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Drumrunie

Canmore ID 12838

Site Number NH55SE 7

NGR NH 55005 52599

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Urquhart And Logie Wester
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NH55SE 7 5500 5259

(NH 5500 5259) Cairn {NR}

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

Muir of Allangrange: A completely ruined round cairn spread over an area of diameter 70ft. In the central region a single upright slab protruding from the debris 2ft high, 4ft long, and 6ins thick, indicates that the cairn was probably originally chambered.

A A Woodham 1956.

This cairn has been so mutilated that little is left except the one earthfast upright slab within an amorphous turf-covered stony area. The slab, described above, is almost certainly the back slab of an Orkney/ Cromarty type chamber.

An elongated disturbed mound of stone extending about 40.0m to the SW of the slab gives the impression that it could be a long cairn, but this may be due to field clearance.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (A A), 3 March 1969.

No change.

Visited by RCAHMS (JRS), 3 March 1989.

Activities

Field Visit (June 1979)

Muir of Allangrange {ROS 33) NH 550 526 NH55SE 7

The mutilated remains of what has probably been a chambered cairn stand 400m NNW of Muir of Allangrange school; At the centre there are two upright stones which probably represent the remains of a chamber, and on the NNW there are two possible kerb-stones 0.4m high.

RCAHMS 1979, visited June 1979

Woodham 1956, 73, no. 1 O; Henshall 1963-72, i, 352

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