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Eastertown

Kerb Cairn (Prehistoric), Stone(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Eastertown

Classification Kerb Cairn (Prehistoric), Stone(S) (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 13264

Site Number NH63SW 31

NGR NH 6415 3249

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NH63SW 31 6415 3249.

Situated 700m SE of Eastertown, on a S-facing slope, is a cairn measuring some 4.7m in diameter, defined by a kerb of contiguous small slabs on edge, surrounding a disturbed mound of rubble stones about 0.3m high, in which no structure is apparent. The kerbstones lean outwards on the slightly lower S side. It occurs with a field system (see NH63SW 60).

Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS 27 February 1970.

To the SW of the cairn lie two stones, one split and fallen, 27m from the centre of the cairn, the other split and leaning, 1.2m high, and 35m from the centre of the cairn; they form an alignment with a 'notch' in the hills to the SW. To the WSW is a small upright slab, 18m from cairn centre. The cairn is small and in an unusual situation lying on a gently sloping terrace and its kerb is also of unusual construction. It is being preserved along with the stones on the basis that they are of astronomical significance.

Visited by D W Ross, November 1983.

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