Accessibility

Font Size

100% 150% 200%

Background Colour

Default Contrast
Close Reset

Easter Clune 1

Ring Cairn (Neolithic) - (Bronze Age)

Site Name Easter Clune 1

Classification Ring Cairn (Neolithic) - (Bronze Age)

Alternative Name(s) Nrn 3

Canmore ID 15579

Site Number NH95SE 4

NGR NH 9524 5162

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/15579

Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
Canmore Disclaimer. © Copyright and database right 2021.

Toggle Aerial | View on large map

Collections

Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes ( - 1965)

NH95SE 4 9524 5162

(NH 9524 5162) Stone Circle (NR) (Remains of)

Stone Coffins found AD 1852.

OS 6" map (1906)

'About the year 1852 some stone coffins were discovered in the interior of the circle, two of which are still to be seen.'

(Name Book 1869)

? Ring-cairn: the site has this appearance although there are no monoliths. The cairn has a diameter of between 71 and 72 feet, edged by a kerb of boulders projecting about 1 foot above the ramp of stony material outside them. The interior of the cairn of much disturbed. The cairn material is now flush with the top of the kerb and appears to dip towards a hollow centre at about 11 feet within the kerb. There are no certain stones of an interior setting to be seen and the central hollow is littered with field stones.

(A S Henshall, visited 2 February 1958)

The cairn is generally as described by Henshall. The kerb of boulders around the perimeter is incomplete and overgrown but still evident. There is no stony material outside the kerb as the plough-line of the field skirts the perimeter of the cairn. No trace of the stone coffins mentioned in Original Name Book [ONB] can be found.

Revised at 25".

Visited by OS (RD) 18 August 1965

Activities

Field Visit (May 1978)

This Clava ring-cairn measures 22m in diameter.

RCAHMS 1978, visited May 1978

References

MyCanmore Image Contributions


Contribute an Image

MyCanmore Text Contributions