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Wester Brae

Long Cairn (Neolithic)

Site Name Wester Brae

Classification Long Cairn (Neolithic)

Canmore ID 13692

Site Number NH66SE 6

NGR NH 6564 6139

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NH66SE 6 6564 6139.

(NH 6564 6139) Cairn (NR)

OS 6" map, (1959)

This long cairn, oriented ENE-WSW is 85' long and about 38' wide at the west end and 48' at the east end. It is composed of rounded stones overgrown with moss and turf. A depression near the centre suggests that there has been some robbing, but the ends appear to be intact, the west being 6' high and the east 5' high.

The cairn stands within the area of a field of small cairns (NH66SE 7).

A S Henshall 1963.

A wedge-shaped long cairn, in good condition, as described by Henshall, situated in dense afforestation.

Resurveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (N K B) 27 January 1966.

No change to previous field report.

Surveyed at 1:10 000.

Visited by OS (J B) 11 January 1978.

Activities

Field Visit (26 August 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This site was included within the RCAHMS Emergency Survey (1942-3), an unpublished rescue project.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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