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Red Burn, Cairn

Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Site Name Red Burn, Cairn

Classification Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Alternative Name(s) Redburn Cottage

Canmore ID 14745

Site Number NH78SW 5

NGR NH 7278 8341

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Edderton
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NH78SW 5 7278 8341.

(NH 7278 8341) Cairn (NR) Stone Cist containing an urn found AD 1824.

OS 6" map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1907)

Round Cairn: Orkney-Cromarty type still fairly intact and stands about 13ft high. The diameter is now about 70-75ft, but appears to have been some 10ft greater, the south side having been curtailed to make a track and the E edge obscured by the foundations of buildings. Three thin slabs set on edge exposed on the north side appear to be part of the peristalith, while a large boulder lies to the NE.

A S Henshall 1963; V G Childe 1944.

Generally as described above. A cist or small chamber is still exposed.

Revised at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (R D L) 18 May 1963.


Field Visit (8 September 1943)

This site was included within the RCAHMS Emergency Survey (1942-3), an unpublished rescue project. Site descriptions, organised by county, vary from short notes to lengthy and full descriptions and are available to view online with contemporary sketches and photographs. The original typescripts, manuscripts, notebooks and photographs can also be consulted in the RCAHMS Search Room.

Information from RCAHMS (GFG) 10 December 2014.

Aerial Photography (September 1969)

Oblique aerial photographs of Red burn chambered cairn, Ross and Cromarty, taken by John Dewar in 1969.


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