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North Ballachulish

Cairn (Prehistoric)

Site Name North Ballachulish

Classification Cairn (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Carn Ria'ch; Carn Glas; Rubha Mor; Loch Linnhe

Canmore ID 23572

Site Number NN06SE 7

NGR NN 0514 6007

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Kilmallie
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Lochaber
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NN06SE 7 0514 6007.

(NN 0505 6010) Called Carn Ria'ch by Stewart (1888), but Carn Glas by D Christison (1891), (who was given his information by Stewart) this cairn is described as being much disturbed and ruinous. Stewart has no knowlege of anything being found, though he suggests it may be chambered, because of its large size.

Christison's map (R Chistison 1881) indicates a cist was found here. (See also NN05NE 4).

J Stewart 1888; R Christion 1881; D Christison 1891.

At NN 0514 6007, in a cultivated field, this cairn is an oval pile of bare stones, measuring c.27.0m NW to SE by c.19.0m transversely, and c.1.8m high, with the edges squared off by ploughing. No cist or kerb is evident, and there is nothing to suggest that it is chambered. The name is no longer known locally.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (R L) 6 May 1970.

Scheduled as Rubha Mor, cairn, North Ballachulish... a large oval pile of stones located in grazed grassland at 10m OD, 110m N of Loch Linnhe.

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 7 June 2004.


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