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Cairn (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Site Name Drumashie

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Canmore ID 13177

Site Number NH63NW 26

NGR NH 6345 3677

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Dores
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NH63NW 26 6345 3677.

AT NH 6345 3677 on the crest of a ridge, is a stony mound which has recently been ploughed through and afforested. It survives to a height of c. 0.5m and is spread to c. 11.0 m in diameter, and probably represents the remains of a cairn.

Surveyed at 1:10, 000.

Visited by OS (A A) 21 April 1970.


Field Visit (14 August 1943)

Cairns etc, Drumashie Moor.

On the NE part of Drumashie Moor, west of the highway, a number of cairns and some other remains were observed. a) Two or three dozen small cairns, heavily turfed over, mostly about the lip of the plateau (represented approximately by the 750’ contour) and extending downhill towards the NW. b) The wasted foundations of an irregular stone-and-turf dyke, running along the slope below most of the small cairns. c) The foundations of a rectilinear hut or enclosure, measuring about 12ft by 9ft, among the small cairns. d) Two mounds, no doubt turf-covered cairns, at a lower level and further to the NW than the others, being closer to the edge of the cultivated ground extending south from the Drumashie woods. The larger mound measures 37ft from NE to SW by 32ft transversely and is up to 3ft high. Its summit has been hollowed out. The smaller mound, which is intact, lies 50yds NE of its neighbour and measures 20ft in diameter by 2ft in height.

Visited by RCAHMS (AG) 14 August 1943.

OS ref: xix


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