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Mains Of Clava South-east

Ring Cairn (Bronze Age)

Site Name Mains Of Clava South-east

Classification Ring Cairn (Bronze Age)

Alternative Name(s) Clava Cairns

Canmore ID 14264

Site Number NH74SE 16

NGR NH 76054 44569

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

NH74SE 16 7605 4457.

(NH 7605 4457) Stone Circle (NR) (Remains of).

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

Mains of Clava, South East: Clava-type cairn. When visited by Fraser (1884) it was already fragmentary, but he records a kerb of about 50 feet diameter and an internal ring of about 18 feet diameter. The area where it stood is now waste land ... only a few stones of the structure, heavily overgrown, can now be seen.

A S Henshall 1963, visited 9 April 1957.

There are no remains of a stone circle or cairn at the site, which is overgrown by whin and gorse bushes. There is no local knowledge of a cairn even existing here.

Revised at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (N K B) 13 August 1964.


Field Visit (July 1979)

Mains of Clava, South-east (INV 41) NH 760 445 NH74SE 16

Five stones standing to a maximum height of 0. 75m and a scatter of cairn material are all that now remains of what was probably a Clava cairn.

RCAHMS 1979, visited July 1979

(Henshall 1963-72, i, 382)


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