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The Temple

Chambered Cairn (Neolithic), Whetstone (Period Unknown)

Site Name The Temple

Classification Chambered Cairn (Neolithic), Whetstone (Period Unknown)

Canmore ID 13606

Site Number NH65SW 2

NGR NH 61804 52601

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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

Archaeology Notes

NH65SW 2 6179 5260

(NH 61795260) The Temple (NAT)

Chambered Cairn (NR) (Site of)

OS 6" map, (1959)

This has been a round cairn with a possibly Orkney-Cromarty type chamber. It is now robbed almost flat, with three slabs ranging from 1'3" to 2'9" in height, protruding in the centre; and two earthfast stones on the SW which may be the remains of a peristalith.

A whetstone, found on the site, and now in possession of Miss M Gammie, Croftcrunie Farm, Tore, is presumably unconnected with the burial phase of the cairn. It measures 2" x 3/8" and is perforated at the wider end. There is a cast in National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland [NMAS]. (AL/203).

A A Woodham 1956; A S Henshall 1963.

A chambered cairn as described by Henshall, the outer limits of which measure 26.0m N by 22.0m transversely. Many large stones lie in and around the central area, and field clearance heaps are prominent on the S and E sides. The whetstone found on the site was donated by Miss N Gammie to Inverness Museum last year.

Resurveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (R B), 17 March 1966.

As described. The field clearance heaps mentioned by Bruce are recent.

Visited by OS (N K B), 20 November 1970.


Field Visit (May 1979)

The Temple, Tore ( ROS 37) NH 617 526 NH65SW 2

The wasted remains of this Orkney-Cromarty cairn which measures about 27m from NE-SW by 17m transversely are situated 800m ENE of Croftcrunie farmhouse. There are two kerb-stones on the SW and three stones of a chamber on the W.

RCAHMS 1979, visited May 1979

Woodham 1956, 72, no. 7; Henshall 1963-72, i, 354


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