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Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Banchor

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 14098

Site Number NH72SE 6

NGR NH 76506 23739

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Moy And Dalarossie
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NH72SE 6 76506 23739

At NH 7651 2375 on a false crest within a field system (NH72SE 4), is a heather-covered cairn c.11.0m in diameter and 0.9m high.

Surveyed at 1/10,000.

Visited by OS (A A) 16 December 1971.

[Location amended from GIS to NH 76506 23739]. Scheduled as 'Banchor, cairn 315m SE of... a prehistoric burial cairn situated in rough pasture on a false crest overlooking the River Findhorn, at a height of 380m above sea level. It is situated within a complex of other prehistoric burial cairns, hut-circles and relic [sic.] field systems... [and] survives as a roughly circular, convex, turf-covered mound measuring 11.8m from E to W by 10.5m transversely, and 0.9m high.'

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 1 October 2007.


External Reference (2010)

Two cairns and an associated field system situated c. 400m south of a bend in the river Findhorn by Dalarossie church on a false crest, and within 400m of Dalarossie cairn . This cairn is well preserved.

Information from the ARCH Community Timelines Course, 2010


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