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Cnoc Bad Na Cleithe

Cairn (Prehistoric)

Site Name Cnoc Bad Na Cleithe

Classification Cairn (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Loch Awe

Canmore ID 4634

Site Number NC21SW 1

NGR NC 24047 14642

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Assynt
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland

Archaeology Notes

NC21SW 1 2405 1464.

Immediately W of the S end of Loch Awe, at an elevation of about 200ft above it, and just above an old enclosure studded with heaps of stones (which do not appear to be of a sepulchral nature) is a cairn, 7ft to 8ft high and measuring 63ft N-S by 70ft transversely; the ground falls away sharply to the E and the extra length of the diameter along this axis may be due to slip. On the top, 15ft from the N edge, is a depression running S for about 20ft and measuring 10ft across at its greatest width, and there is nother hollow towards the E. Neither of

these shows signs of recent excavation. There are some large slabs lying about on the top of the cairn, but there is no sign of either chamber or cist exposed.

RCAHMS 1911; A S Henshall 1963.

NS 2405 1464. A massive cairn on a N-facing slope 19.5m N-S by 20.5m transversely, and 2.5m high. The adjacent enclosure is an old field wall, and there are, within the area, several small clearance heaps. Visited by OS (R D L) 2 June 1962.

(NC 2405 1464) Chambered Cairn (NR)

OS 6"map, (1967)

No change to the previous reports. There is no evidence of a chamber. Revised at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (N K B) 1 September 1980.


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