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Cnoc Chaornaidh South-east

Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Site Name Cnoc Chaornaidh South-east

Classification Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Canmore ID 4739

Site Number NC30NW 4

NGR NC 3032 0793

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

NC30NW 4 3032 0793.

(NC 30320793) Cairn (NR)

OS 6"map, (1967)

The remains of an Orkney-Cromarty type round cairn with a polygonal chamber, set on a small level area on the hillside. The cairn material has been almost removed but it is possible to trace the outline measuring 15m E to W by 13m. The passage and chamber are entered from the SE and most of their upright slabs are still in situ, ranging in height to 1.5m, but the only remaining capstone is displaced.

Surveyed at 1:10 560.

A S Henshall 1963; Visited by OS (R D L) 5 April 1963.

No change to previous field report.

Visited by OS (R D L) 5 April 1963.

Although the cairn is described by Miss Henshall as being round with a divided chamber, the flatness of the entrance arc and the elongation of the NE-SW axis suggest that it has been heel-shaped; and the chamber may have been simple as opposed to divided.

J M Howell 1976 (see archive).

Howell's amendment to Miss Henshall's description confirmed.

Visited by OS (N K B) 23 June 1980.

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