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Chambered Cairn (Neolithic) - (Bronze Age)(Possible), Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Balnabual

Classification Chambered Cairn (Neolithic) - (Bronze Age)(Possible), Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 14192

Site Number NH74NE 9

NGR NH 7798 4899

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Croy And Dalcross (Inverness)
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NH74NE 9 7798 4899.

(NH 7798 4899) Stone Circle (NR) (Remains of)

OS 6" map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1906)

One stone about 3ft 6ins, high and inclining in a westerly direction about 30 degress.

Name Book 1869.

Balnabual (? Clava-type) is noted in Fraser's (Fraser 1884) list of 'Clava-type' cairns as fragmentary. All that could be found in a single stone 4ft long lying at the edge of a field.

(Fraser's list is of stone circles and he has no evidence that this single stone was ever part of a stone circle of cairn. Henshall, therefore, has no evidence that this was a possible Clava-type cairn.)

A S Henshall 1963, visited 15 April 1957; J Fraser 1884.

This stone is at NH 7798 4899 and no evidence could be found to associate this fallen stone with either a stone circle or Clava-type cairn.

Visited by OS (RD) 18 August 1964.

Removed about 1968.

RCAHMS 1979.

Site recorded during a survey of Dalcross Estate under the Historic Scotland Ancient Monument Survey Grant Scheme.

NH 7798 4899 Balnabual Chambered cairn.

Sponsors: Historic Scotland, Mr Robin Buchanan.

T Rees 1998


Field Visit (June 1978)

Balnabual (INV 7) NH779 489 NH74NE 9

Nothing now remains of what may have been a Clava cairn. In 1964 the OS recorded a single fallen monolith; this was removed about 1968.

RCAHMS 1979, visited June 1978

(Henshall 1963-72, i, 361)


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