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Stittenham

Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Stittenham

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 13741

Site Number NH67SE 15

NGR NH 6536 7413

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 15 6536 7413

In 1847-8 a 'large cairn' was removed 'about half a mile north of Dalnavie'; it measured 33m in diameter and 6m in height. What may be its remains are situated 400m ESE of Stittenham House. See also NH67SE 37.

R Maclean 1886; RCAHMS 1979.

All that remains of this cairn is a small mutilated mound of earth and stones 0.9m high situated almost in the centre of a circular area of ground c.42m in diameter, containing the stumps of cut-down fir trees and a scatter of stones. The small mound is 13m in diameter with a circular depression c.6.0m in diameter in its centre. It is not now possible to determine the original diameter of the cairn.

Revised at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 8 May 1963.

Activities

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This site was included within the RCAHMS Emergency Survey (1942-3), an unpublished rescue project.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

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