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Cairn(S) (Period Unassigned), Cist(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Dalmor

Classification Cairn(S) (Period Unassigned), Cist(S) (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 6216

Site Number NC75NW 15

NGR NC 7177 5509

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC75NW 15 7177 5509.

('A' NC 7177 55094 Cairns (NR) 'B': NC 7175 5510)

OS 6"map, (1964)

Two heavily-robbed cairns with short cists.

'A' is 13m in diameter and 1m high with a central cists complete with coverstone, and about 3m to the north, a cavity which suggests the former existence of a second cist. In February 1938 the cairn was being used as a quarry for road metal, and in subsequent sifting of the material which had been thrown out, most of a jet necklace and a jet button were recovered, and are now in the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland [NMAS]. (Acc No. FN 176).

'B' has measured 13.4.m in diameter but its southern segment has been entirely destroyed. A single slab on edge near the centre denotes the position of a probable cist.

RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909; R B K Stevenson 1939; Visited by OS (J L D)

3 May 1960.

The cairns are as described by the previous authorities except that the diameter of cairn 'B' appears to be 11.0m.

Revised at 1/10,000.

Visited by OS (J B) 5 December 1978.


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