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Caen Burn


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Long Cairn (Neolithic)

Site Name Caen Burn

Classification Long Cairn (Neolithic)

Canmore ID 7427

Site Number ND01NW 13

NGR ND 0148 1815

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

ND01NW 13 0148 1815.

(ND 0148 1815) Long Cairn (NR)

OS 6" map, (1964)

This long cairn is greatly dilapidated, but no chamber is exposed. It is oriented NE-SW measuring about 166 feet in length and 25 feet broad at the SW end, widening to about 26 feet in the NE (RCAHMS 1911; Henshall 1963). It has been built into the hillslope on the N side and rises gradually to a height of 1.3m at the E end where it appears to be horned, though this effect may be a result of disturbance (OS {WDJ}) RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909; A S Henshall 1963; Visited by OS (WDJ) 25 May 1960.

The long cairn is orientated ESE-WNW, and now measures circa 41.0m, thoough it is so mutilated by robbing and the addition of field clearance that precise measurement is impossible. The remains of a ruined field wall associated with a depopulated settlement nearby extends from either end of the cairn. There is no trace of either hornwork or chamber.

Re-surveyed at 1:10 560.

Visited by OS (JB) 30 June 1976.


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