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Arr Wood

Burial Cairn (Prehistoric), Clearance Cairn(S) (Prehistoric)

Site Name Arr Wood

Classification Burial Cairn (Prehistoric), Clearance Cairn(S) (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Higher Hillhead

Canmore ID 15598

Site Number NH95SW 4

NGR NH 91623 51671

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NH95SW 4 9163 5168.

(Area centred: NH 915 516) Cairn

Visible on AP's (OS 67.095: 314-15, flown May 1967)

At NH 9163 5168, in a clearing in reafforested land, is a cairn measuring c 17.5m in diameter and c 1.0m in height. A kerb of contigious stones is visible round most of the periphery. The cairn appears to be undisturbed.

Around the cairn and extending for about 100.0m to the E are several stony mounds averaging 5.0m in diameter. Some have been ploughed through revealing a content of different sized stones indicating that they are stone clearance heaps.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (RL) 14 January 1971


Field Visit (May 1978)

Arr Wood NH 916 516 NH95SW 4

This cairn measures 17.5m in diameter, stands 1 m high and is surrounded by a kerb. There are several clearance-heaps in the vicinity.

RCAHMS 1978, visited May 1978


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