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King's Head Cairn

Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Site Name King's Head Cairn

Classification Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Alternative Name(s) Kinnie Wood; Kinrive

Canmore ID 13725

Site Number NH67NE 3

NGR NH 69782 75138

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 3 6977 7513.

(NH 697 752) Cairn (NR)

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

King's Head Cairn. Round with polygonal chamber of Orkney-Cromarty type. The cairn itself is almost entirely removed but its edge is quite distinct showing a diameter of 85ft EW and 75ft NS. The chamber is constructed of large slabs and stands clear and almost intact with its interior choked with debris and surmounted by a birch tree whose roots envelope the structure. Seven feet NW of the back of the chamber is a cist with four side stones measuring 3 by 4ft and at least 3ft 6ins deep.

ISSFC 1902; V G Childe 1944; J M Davidson 1948; A S Henshall 1963, visited 14 July 1956.

As described above, this cairn is situated in a dense birch wood.

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


Field Visit (November 1977)

King's Head Cairn (ROS 25) NH 697 751 NH 67 NE 3

This Orkney-Cromarty Cairn measures about 27m from E to W by 23m transversely. At the centre there is a two-compartment chamber and on the NW a cist.

RCAHMS 1979, visited November 1977

(Henshall 1963-72, i, 349-50; ii, 563)


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