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Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Site Name Balvaird

Classification Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Canmore ID 12842

Site Number NH55SW 10

NGR NH 53943 51930

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

NH55SW 10 5394 5193.

(NH 53945193) Stone Circle (OE) (Remains of)

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

A stone circle of which 18 stones at present are to be seen in various positions.

Name Book 1876.

The cairn; Orkney-Cromarty, polygonal; has been so robbed that its limits cannot be defined. Its maximum height is 3ft.

A S Henshall 1963; A A Woodham 1956

This mutilated cairn is 1.0m high, with 10 stones, maximum height 1.0m, forming a burial chamber with 2 compartments, visible in the top. A third compartment on the east edge is formed by much smaller stones. Re-surveyed at 1/2500. Photo.

Visited by OS (N K B) 22 January 1965

No change.

Visited by RCAHMS (JRS) March 1989.


Field Visit (June 1979)

Balvaird (ROS 7) NH 539 519 NH55SW 10

The mutilated remains of this Orkney-Cromarty cairn stand 800m ENE of Balvaird Mains farmhouse. Nine earthfast and four prostrate stones remain of what was probably a two compartment chamber entered through a passage on the ESE; there are two possible kerbstones on the SE.

RCAHMS 1979, visited June 1979

Woodham 1956, 69, no. 3; Henshall 1963-72, i, 337


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