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Carn Bad A'churaich

Burial Cairn (Prehistoric)

Site Name Carn Bad A'churaich

Classification Burial Cairn (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 15473

Site Number NH93NW 3

NGR NH 9426 3844

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Ardclach
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Nairn
  • Former County Nairn

Archaeology Notes

NH93NW 3 9426 3844.

NH 942 384. Carn Bad a' Churaich: The remains of this small burial-cairn measure about 5.7m in diameter and stand 0.3m in height.

RCAHMS 1978, visited 1978.

The name "Carn Bad a' Churaich" appears on OS maps at NH 9617 3765, and according to the Ordnance Survey Name Book (ONB), applies to "a large round hill, crossed by the Nairn / Moray boundary."

Name Book 1869.

The remains of the cairn are at NH 9426 3844 on a rise. It measures some 6.0m in diameter and is little more than 0.1m high. The periphery is discernible as a slight, heather-covered ridge of stones; the body content shows as a scant spread of rounded and angular stones protruding through a level cover of turf.

Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (J M) 29 February 1981.


Field Visit (May 1978)

Carn Bad a' Churaich NH 942 384 NH93NW

The remains of this small burial-cairn measure about 5. 7m in diameter and stand 0.3m in height.

RCAHMS 1978, visited May 1978

Test Pit Survey (23 November 2015 - 7 December 2015)

Headland Archaeology was commissioned by Infinergy to undertake a programme of archaeological works at Tom nan Clach Windfarm in support of concurrent applications to vary and repower the existing consented wind farm.

This report presents the results of the archaeological mitigation undertaken in November and December 2015 in conjunction with the first phase of pre-construction geotechnical site investigations.

Avoidance of known assets was achieved by submission of their location co-ordinates, a toolbox talk and guidelines document to the ground contractor and marking-out Sites 45, 65, 78, 83 and 123.

To mitigate impacts to unknown assets, archaeological monitoring of geotechnical investigations was undertaken in close proximity to Sites 45/83 and 65/78. No new features of archaeological significance were identified during the work.

Funder: Infinergy

Headland Archaeology Ltd


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