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Cnoc Chaornaidh, North-west

Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Site Name Cnoc Chaornaidh, North-west

Classification Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Alternative Name(s) Cnoc Chaornaidh, Chambered Cairn 175m Nne Of Stratheskie

Canmore ID 4606

Site Number NC20NE 1

NGR NC 2990 0841

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Kincardine (Sutherland)
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NC20NE 1 2990 0841.

(NC 2990 0841) Chambered Cairn (NR)

OS 6"map, (1967)

This chambered cairn (Orkney-Cromarty group, polygonal chamber, round cairn) is situated in open moorland, standing almost on the crest of a saddle between Cnoc Chaornaid and a spur, at about 600 ft O D. The cairn has been almost entirely removed but it is possible to trace the edge, giving a diameter E-W of about 45 ft and N-S of about 55 ft. There have been a number of considerable and apparently widely spaced stones on the periphery of these one 5 1/2 ft long lies prone to the NE of the entrance while three remain in the arc behind the chamber, 20 ft apart; that to the NE is 5 ft 3 ins high and 5 ft 5 ins wide, the NW 1 ft 3 ins high, and the SE now flush with the ground. The main stones of the chamber remain. The entrance has been from the SE. Large slabs lying beside the chamber are probably remains of the dry-walling from between the orthostats.

A S Henshall 1963.

This cairn is as described by Miss Henshall. The main walls of the cairn, badly mutilated in places, rise to a height of 1.3m.

Visited by OS (E G) 1 June 1962.

Although described by Miss Henshall as round, this cairn has probably been heel-shaped.

J M Howell 1976 (see archive).

A chambered cairn as described and planned by Miss Henshall.

Revised at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (N K B) 18 June 1980.


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