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Fiscary

Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Fiscary

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 6446

Site Number NC76SW 6

NGR NC 73220 62480

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC76SW 6 73220 62480.

(NC 7322 6248) Cairn (NR)

OS 6"map, (1964)

A cairn, 27m in diameter and 3.5m high, which has been disturbed but does not appear to have been excavated. In place of the normal kerb of stones round the base, there is what appears to be a rubble wall 0.2m high. No chamber is visible.

RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909; Visited by OS (J L D) 27 April 1960.

The "rubble wall" noted by OS (J L D) is circa 1.5m wide and is simply a band of rubble, not a built structure; but its regularity suggests that it is not caused by robbing, so it must be regarded as an original feature, but its purpose is obscure. It is not a revetment.

Surveyed at 1:2500 scale.

Visited by OS (A A) 8 July 1971.

This cairn is as described by the previous authorities. A flat slab 1.6m by 0.7m lying loose at the base of the cairn in the south west arc, may be a displaced lintel slab of a passage, but apart from this, there is no evidence that the cairn is chambered.

Revised at 1/10,000.

Visited by OS (N K B) 2 August 1977.

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