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Carn Na Croiche

Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Site Name Carn Na Croiche

Classification Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Alternative Name(s) Cnoc Navie

Canmore ID 13737

Site Number NH67SE 11

NGR NH 65614 72215

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NH67SE 11 6562 7221.

(NH 6562 7221) Carn na Croiche (NR) (Remains of)

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

A round cairn Orkney-Cromarty type with a polygonal chamber. The cairn material has been almost entirely removed but a slight bank, most clearly traceable on the north quadrant indicates its edge. In the centre there remain a number of upright stones which have formed part of a chamber and passage or a large chamber. There is evidently a considerable accumulation of debris over the site, and two of the chamber stones can be seen to descend for a least 2ft below the present ground level.

A S Henshall 1963, visited 12 July 1958.

The remains of this cairn are genrally as described by Henshall. It would appear to have been circular with a diameter of c.20m. In the centre are seven upright stones and one recumbent stone outlining the chamber and passage. The cairn much mutilated and planted over, has now no signigicant height and its perimeter can only be traced by a slight bank on the north and west sides.

Resurveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (W D J) 10 May 1963.


Note (1979)

Cnoc Navie (ROS 18) NH 656 722 NH 67 SE 11

This Orkney-Cromarty Cairn stands in mature forest and has been severely mutilated. It measures about 22m in diameter and within it there are the remains of a chamber measuring 8.5m in length.


(Henshall 1963-72, i, 345, 347)


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