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Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Ardvannie

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 13852

Site Number NH68NE 5

NGR NH 6915 8790

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NH68NE 5 6915 8790

(NH 6915 8790) Cairn (NR)

OS 6" map, Sutherland, 2nd ed., (1907)

An ancient cairn situated on a wooded knoll.

OS Name Book 1874.

A large mound of bare stones situated on top of a natural knoll, now devoid of trees, over-looking the Dornoch Firth. It measures 18.5m E-W by 17.8m N-S and its height varies from 1.5m in the north side to 2.0m in the east side. The top is flattish and there is evidence of excavation but no trace of a cist or chamber was seen and no evidence of a kerb was noted round the perimeter.

Revised at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (W D J), 15 May 1963.

This oval cairn measures 18.5m in maximum diameter and stands 2m high. On the W there are traces of a shallow ditch and external bank surrounding the cairn; the ditch is interrupted by a causeway on the W.

RCAHMS 1979, visited October 1978.


Field Visit (9 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This site was included within the RCAHMS Emergency Survey (1942-3), an unpublished rescue project.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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