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Cairn (Prehistoric)

Site Name Culbo

Classification Cairn (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Woodhead

Canmore ID 13709

Site Number NH66SW 9

NGR NH 64674 60684

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

NH66SW 9 6467 6068.

(NH 6467 6068) Cairn (NR)

OS 6" map, (1959)

A round, possibly chambered cairn, 35' in diameter, lies on ground sloping to the NW. The highest point of the cairn is 8' above the NW edge and 6' above the SE edge. It is regular in outline and does not appear to have been opened.

A A Woodham 1956.

This round cairn, composed of earth and stones is situated at the corner of a field, on ground sloping gently down to the NW,; it has been mutilated by ploughing and robbing and its shape is now almost square. Its dimensions are 14.0m E to W by 14.0m transversely, and from 1.3m maximum height on the NW side to 0.2m on the SE where the cairn slopes have merged with those of the field. There are a few earth fast stones on the top of the cairn but these form no particular pattern, and certainly do not suggest a chamber.

Several large stones lie at the base of the N slopes of the cairn, and recent field clearance occurs to the NW.

Resurveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (R B) 19 January 1966.

No change.



Field Visit (25 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This site was included within the RCAHMS Emergency Survey (1942-3), an unpublished rescue project.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.

Field Visit (May 1979)

Woodhead NH 646 606 NH 66 SW 9

About 280m SSW of Woodhead farmhouse there is a cairn measuring about 14m in

diameter and 1.3m in height.

RCAHMS 1979, visited May 1979

Woodham 1956, 73, no. 13


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