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Culchunaig

Chambered Cairn (Neolithic), Stone Circle (Neol/bronze Age)(Possible)

Site Name Culchunaig

Classification Chambered Cairn (Neolithic), Stone Circle (Neol/bronze Age)(Possible)

Canmore ID 14310

Site Number NH74SW 7

NGR NH 7420 4418

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Daviot And Dunlichity
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NH74SW 7 7420 4418

(NH 7420 4418) Stone Circle (NR) (Remains of)

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

The stones appear to be the last remains of a denuded cairn with a diameter of 60 to 70 feet. There are two large boulders 21 feet 6 inches apart on its south edge, probably the remains of a kerb. On the north and north-east are a few small earthfast stones which might represent more of the kerb setting.

Twenty feet to the south-west between these two slabs is another upright stone 5 feet 10 inches high. This stone might well be the last survivor of a circle of monoliths set round a cairn of Clava type.

The site is listed by Fraser (1884) but was already in its present state for the OS 6"map, 1st ed., (1871) marks three dots at the edge of a stippled area (agreeing with the features which can be seen at present.)

J Fraser 1884; A S Henshall 1963, visited 9 April 1957.

The remains of this cairn are as described above.

Visited by OS (W D J) 25 April 1962.

Scheduled as 'Culchunaig, cairn and standing stone 300m SE of...'

Information from Historioc Scotland, scheduling document dated 30 March 2007.

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