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Chambered Cairn (Neolithic), Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Site Name Kilphedir

Classification Chambered Cairn (Neolithic), Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 7006

Site Number NC91NE 32

NGR NC 9957 1868

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC91NE 32 9957 1868.

(NC 9958 1867: A, and NC 9955 1870: B) Chambered Cairns (NR)

OS 6" map, 1964.

On the edge of a small plateau SE of the broch (NC91NE 27) are two cairns (A and B) discovered during field investigation - one possibly chambered.

Visited by OS (W D F) 21 May 1960.

Of the two cairns, 'A' is roughly circular and chambered, measuring about 56ft NW-SE by 51ft transversely and 4 or 5ft high. Three large slabs are exposed, probably the back slab, a divisional or portal slab, and the NE portal at the passage entrance, indicating a chamber orientated NW-SE and entered from the SE.

Cairn 'B' measure about 70ft by 55ft and 3ft high. Parts of a boulder kerb or possibly two concentric kerbs together with several large earthfast slabs, are visible. As the plan is not evident, the classification of this cairn is uncertain.

A S Henshall 1972, visited 1963.

As described by Henshall, cairn 'A' is chambered, but insufficient details of 'B' are exposed to enable it to be classified as a chambered cairn, though the presence of large stones in the body of the cairn render this highly probable.

Re-surveyed at 1:10,560.

Visited by OS (N K B) 29 November 1976.


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