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Barrow(S) (Prehistoric), Square Barrow(S) (Iron Age)

Site Name Garbeg

Classification Barrow(S) (Prehistoric), Square Barrow(S) (Iron Age)

Alternative Name(s) Drumnadrochit

Canmore ID 260315

Site Number NH53SW 47

NGR NH 5101 3239

NGR Description Centred NH 5101 3239

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Urquhart And Glenmoriston
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire


Field Visit (4 November 1997)

Three small burial cairns lie some 180m to the NNW of the barrow cemetery at Garbeg (NH53NW 15.00). They are situated on the crest of a grass-grown ridge at the northern fringe of the scatter of small cairns that extends around the hut-circle group NH53SW 11. The southernmost cairn (URQ97 142, NH 5101 3239) measures 3.5m in diameter over a kerb of boulders up to 0.4m in height; the body of the cairn has been robbed. The second, which lies to the N, is also circular (URQ97 141) and measures 5m in diameter by 0.2m in height; it is enclosed by a shallow ditch interrupted by a causeway on the S. The third (URQ97 140), some 10m ESE of the second, is sub-rectangular on plan, measuring 4.2m from NE to SW by 3.6m transversely and 0.3m in height; an upright slab about 0.2m in height protrudes from the cairn on the NE.

(URQ97 140-2)

Visited by RCAHMS (DCC) 4 November 1997.


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