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Sydney House, Lairg Muir

Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Site Name Sydney House, Lairg Muir

Classification Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Alternative Name(s) Lairg Moor South

Canmore ID 5007

Site Number NC50NE 37

NGR NC 5900 0730

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NC50NE 37 5900 0730

(NC 5900 0730) Cairn (NR).

OS 1:10,000 map, (1970)

Lairg Moor, South: The site of a round chambered cairn. The cairn was about 47ft in diameter, but has now been almost totally removed except for a ring about 2ft high round the edge. A number of large stones in the centre are obviously not earthfast and there is now no indication that there was a chamber. In 1909 RCAHMS (1911) reported 'a portion, however, still remains across the centre, from which the ends of several large upright stones protrude, indicating the chambered character of construction'.

RCAHMS 1911; A S Henshall 1963.

The remains of this cairn are as described above. It measures about 14.0m in diameter and the maximum height is 1.0m. A mutilated mound occupies the centre of the cairn but no evidence of a chamber was noted. Revised 1/2500.

Visited by OS (W D J) 26 June 1963.

This chambered cairn is as previously described.

Resurveyed at 1:2500 and 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (N K B) 13 August 1976.

Scheduled as 'Lairg Moor South, chambered cairn...'

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 22 March 2005.

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