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Kinrive West

Long Cairn (Neolithic)

Site Name Kinrive West

Classification Long Cairn (Neolithic)

Canmore ID 13721

Site Number NH67NE 2

NGR NH 6993 7538

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Kilmuir Easter
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NH67NE 2 6993 7538.

(NH 699 754) Cairn (NR)

OS 6" map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1907)

A long cairn only 150ft west of the NH67NE 5. It is a featureless mound of bare stones, overgrown with heather along the edges, measuring 207ft long, 61ft across the NE end and 42ft across the SW end. From the NE end an old dyke runs to the NW but there are no convincing traces of horns. Human bones have often been found (ISSFC 1902)

ISSFC 1902; V G Childe 1944; A S Henshall 1963.

As described above, this cairn has a maximum height of 3.5m near the NE end.

Visited by OS (R D L) 12 May 1963.


Field Visit (12 September 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This site was included within the RCAHMS Emergency Survey (1942-3), an unpublished rescue project.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.

Measured Survey (1979)

The unenclosed settlement, field system and long cairns at Kinrive were surveyed at a scale of 1:1000.

Visited by RCAHMS (AL, SS) 1979


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