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Caen Burn South

Long Cairn (Neolithic)

Site Name Caen Burn South

Classification Long Cairn (Neolithic)

Alternative Name(s) Chambered Cairn (Possible), Caen

Canmore ID 7445

Site Number ND01NW 3

NGR ND 0123 1776

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 3 0123 1776.

(ND 0123 1776) Long Cairn (NR)

OS 25" map, (1970)

The long cairn which is orientated E-W appears to be 168' long, 27' wide at the W end and 46' at the E. At the W end it is only a foot or so in height but rises gradually towards the E where it reaches a height of 7'. The cairn appears to be nearly intact except for an area which has been robbed about the centre of the S side and some disturbance at the E end. 12' within the E end is a large slab aligned with cairn's axis, another large stone lies by it, obviously displaced. These stones together with a large boulder on the E edge indicate a probable chamber under the cairn material.

RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909; A S Henshall 1963.

This long cairn is as described above.

Visited by OS (W D J) 24 May 1960 and (J B) 22 June 1976.


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