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Bogallan Wood

Burial Cairn (Prehistoric)

Site Name Bogallan Wood

Classification Burial Cairn (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Bogallan Wood, Cairn 105m Sw Of The Croft

Canmore ID 13611

Site Number NH65SW 7

NGR NH 64420 50298

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NH65SW 7 NH6442 5030.

(NH 6442 5030) Cairn (NR)

OS 6" map, (1959)

This is a roughly circular cairn, measuring 70ft from N to S by 66ft transversely and standing to a maximum height of 8ft. Although it has been extensively robbed on the N side, probably to provide material for two now ruined crofts which flank it on the SW and NE, the centre is still grass-grown and may well be intact. The cairn is said to have been erected about 1340 to commemorate the Battle of Blairnacoi (NH65SE 11).

Name Book 1872; A A Woodham 1856.

A mutilated and extensively robbed round cairn, the outer limits of which measure 26.0m from NE to SW by 24.0m transversely, and surviving to a maximum height of 2.2m at its centre. Its traditional association with the Battle of Blairnacoi could not be confirmed locally.

Resurveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (R B) 16 March 1966.

This cairn is extant and as described above.

Visited by OS (J B) 18 February 1981.


Field Visit (July 1979)

Bogallan Wood NH 644 503 NH65SW 7

A disturbed cairn about 20m in diameter and 2.5m in height.

RCAHMS 1979, visited July 1979

Woodham 1956, 74, no. 14


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