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Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Site Name Balnacrae

Classification Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Canmore ID 12919

Site Number NH56SW 1

NGR NH 53351 64631

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Dingwall
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NH56SW 1 5335 6461.

(NH 53346461) Stone Circle {NR} (Remains of)

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

Balnacrae: This Orkney-Cromarty type cairn has been almost entirely removed, but an edge, which suggests a diameter of at least 75', can be traced.

The chamber has been very large, and many of the stones remain, ranging in height from 2'4" to 6' 6". It was entered by a passage at its NE end.

A S Henshall 1963.

The remains of a chambered cairn generally as described above but a larger diameter of 28.5m was traced.

Visited by OS (R D) 19 July 1965

Chambered Carin (NR) (remains of)

OS 6"map, (1969)

No change to previous field report.

Visited by OS (J B) 8 November 1976.


Field Visit (3 September 1943)

This site was included within the RCAHMS Emergency Survey (1942-3), an unpublished rescue project. Site descriptions, organised by county, vary from short notes to lengthy and full descriptions and are available to view online with contemporary sketches and photographs. The original typescripts, manuscripts, notebooks and photographs can also be consulted in the RCAHMS Search Room.

Information from RCAHMS (GFG) 10 December 2014.


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