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Pittentrail

Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Site Name Pittentrail

Classification Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Canmore ID 5974

Site Number NC70SW 2

NGR NC 7269 0209

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC70SW 2 7269 0209.

(NC 7267 0208) Stone Circle (NR) (Site of)

OS 6"map, Sutherland, 2nd ed., (1907)

Pittentrail: Type uncertain; Miss Henshall identifies this circle with the large chambered cairn with its entrance turned to the NE as recorded by Tait. It had been built over by 1909 when visited by the RCAHMS. According to the Ordnance Survey name Book (ONB) it "consisted of six stones, three of which are standing, the remainder lying. They are placed in a circle about 11ft in diameter and on a small mound situated in an arable field adjacent to Pittentrail Inn."

Name Book 1873; L Tait 1870; A S Henshall 1963.

No trace of the cairn is now to be seen. Mr MacKay (Corry, Rogart) pointed out the spot, coincident with the published site, where rubble stones have been ploughed up on top of a slight knoll.

Visited by OS (NKB) 17 February 1966.

(NC 7269 0209) Chambered Cairn

OS 1:10,000 map, (1971)

(NR) (site of) No change to previous field report.

Visited by OS (NKB) 29 April 1981.

Shown as 'Cairn' on a plan of 1788.

D Aitken 1788.

Nothing now remains of this cairn, which was situated on a low rise in an improved pasture field.

Visited by RCAHMS (DCC) 6 July 1995

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