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Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Site Name Clashmore

Classification Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Canmore ID 14664

Site Number NH78NW 3

NGR NH 7439 8967

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Dornoch
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland

Archaeology Notes

NH78NW 3 7439 8967.

(NH 7439 8967) Standing Stones (NR)

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

Clashmore: A round cairn of the Orkney-Cromarty type with a polygonal chamber. The cairn has almost been entirely removed, and is now a low, irregular, grass-grown mound partly overgrown with broom. An edge can be traced round most of it which probably represents more or less its original extent, 60ft in diameter. At the centre stand three particularly massive stones, apparently the head- stone and side slabs of a chamber orientated NW-SE with the entrance at the latter end.

RCAHMS 1911; A S Henshall 1963.

The remains of this chambered cairn are as described above. The mutilated mound remaining measures about 20m N-S by about 16m transversely, with a maximum height of about 1.2m. The largest of the three remaining chamber stones, the headstone, measures 1.5m by 0.7m and is 2.0m high.

Published survey (1:2500) revised.

Visited by OS (W D J) 5 June 1963.

(NH 7439 8967) Chambered Cairn (NR)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1973)

No change to the previous field report.

Visited by OS (J M) 18 September 1980.


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