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Creag Nan Caorach

Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Creag Nan Caorach

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Kinbrace

Canmore ID 6736

Site Number NC83SE 3

NGR NC 8726 3056

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC83SE 3 8726 3056.

(NC 8726 3056) Cairn (NR)

OS 6" map, (1964)

A cairn, previously noted (RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909), sited on a change of slope, high up in a SW-facing hillside, overlooking a field system associated with hut-circles. (See NC83SE 2 ). It is 8.0m diameter by 0.7m high. The cairn reduces from piled bare stone in the centre to a low heather-covered, but fairly well-defined, peripheral extent. There is no trace of a chamber or cist.

Visited by OS (J M) 26 January 1977 and (E G C) 22 May 1961.

Scheduled with NC83SE 1 and NC83SE 4 as 'four prehistoric burial cairns on the SW flank of Creag nan Caorach.

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 10 December 2001.

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