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Carn Laggie

Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Site Name Carn Laggie

Classification Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Canmore ID 7429

Site Number ND01NW 15

NGR ND 0230 1650

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 15 0230 1650.

(ND 0230 1650) Carn Laggie (NR)

OS 25" map, (1970)

The cairn known as 'Carn Laggie' has in great measure been removed and there now remains a long low heap of small angular stones with a bank of broken road metal at one end. The whole is about 180' N-S by about 50ft.

RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

Further to the RCAHMS (1911) description; about the centre of the S end and about 13ft within the cairn edge lies the stump of an upright stone, presumably part of the structure of a chamber. Though formerly believing that there were projecting horns at the S end of the cairn, Henshall now believes they are the result of interference. The cairn may have had a shallow forecourt which has been deepened by robbing and extended at the horns by projecting walls, now broken down. A few large boulders in line on the E side of the present 'forecourt' may be part of a kerb or facing wall, or maybe part of some more recent walling.

A S Henshall 1963; 1972.

As described except that the split top of another upright stone is visible within the cairn about 13.0m from the N end and to the E of centre.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (N K B) 20 February 1968.

No change to previous field report.

Visited by OS (J B) 24 June 1976.


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