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'Hangman's Hill', Kinchyle

Burial Cairn (Bronze Age)

Site Name 'Hangman's Hill', Kinchyle

Classification Burial Cairn (Bronze Age)

Canmore ID 15164

Site Number NH85SE 11

NGR NH 85515 52896

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Croy And Dalcross (Nairn)
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Nairn
  • Former County Nairn

Archaeology Notes

NH85SE 11 8553 5290.

(NH 8553 5290) Cairn

Visible on OS air photographs 67/095/285-6: flown May 1967.

(Undated) information in NMRS.

A large embanked cairn of Wessex-type, known locally as 'Hangman's Hill', situated on level ground at 100' OD. on the N bank of the River Nairn. The mound is composed of an admixture of earth and water-worn stones from the river and measures 25.0m in diameter and 3.3m in height. Around the base of the mound is an earth and stone bank c. 33.0m NW-SE by 30.0m transversely, 3.5m in width and 0.6m in height, which is clearly contemporary.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (R L) 7 January 1971.

Scheduled as 'Hangman's Hill, cairn 380m E of Kinchyle... a Bronze-Age burial cairn surrounded by a bank.'

[Situation described, and measurements cited].

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 15 October 2007.


Field Visit (March 1978)

'Hangman's Hill',Kinchyle NH 855 529 NH85SE 11

This cairn measures 25m in diameter and stands 3.3m high. A bank 3.5m in thickness and 0.6m high surrounds the base of the cairn.

RCAHMS 1978, visited March 1978

Feachem 1972, 106-7


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