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Blar A' Choire

Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Blar A' Choire

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 7636

Site Number ND05NE 20

NGR ND 0720 5553

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Halkirk
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Caithness
  • Former County Caithness

Archaeology Notes

ND05NE 20 0720 5553.

(ND 0720 5554) Mound (NR)

OS 6" map, Caithness, 2nd ed., (1907)

This cairn has a diameter of about 40ft and a height of about 4ft. On the top, near the centre, a cist lying NE- SW has been exposed; it is 3ft 8ins in length by 1ft 6ins in breadth. The slabs forming one end and one side alone remain. At the edge of the cairn towards the S, a thin slab, set upwards, 2ft 6ins in breadth, protrudes through the turf to a height of 1ft 3ins; its significance is not apparent.

RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910.

The remains of this cairn are as described by the RCAHMS.

Resurveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (N K B) 12 February 1965.

(ND 0720 5553) Cairn (NR)

OS 6" map, (1963)

A cairn 8.5m diameter and, in the NE half, 0.7m high; the cist is as described by the RCAHMS. The slab noted in the S edge of the cairn is a kerb-stone and there are another two, marginally displaced, in the W arc.

Visited by OS (JM) 3 July 1981.

Though recorded by Mercer as a chambered cairn this is a round cairn with a cist.

R J Mercer 1985; J L Davidson and A S Henshall 1991.

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