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Kerb Cairn (Prehistoric)

Site Name Pitarxie

Classification Kerb Cairn (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 5089

Site Number NC50SE 27

NGR NC 5745 0395

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC50SE 27 5745 0395.

(NC 5745 0395) Cairn (NR)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1970)

A stony hillock, almost circular, measuring 11.5m N-S by 11m by 1.5m high. It appears to be a cairn, although there is no definite evidence of kerbing. At the centre of the flat top there is a thin slab 0.9m long set on edge and oriented NE-SW.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (E G C) 1 July 1963.

RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

This is undoubtedly a cairn as described above, except that three or four stones forming an arc at the NE periphery are of a retaining kerb indicating a diameter of 11.0m.

Visited by OS (J M) 10 August 1976.


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