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South Uist, Reineval

Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Site Name South Uist, Reineval

Classification Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Alternative Name(s) Barp Reineval

Canmore ID 9818

Site Number NF72NE 1

NGR NF 75494 25972

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Western Isles
  • Parish South Uist
  • Former Region Western Isles Islands Area
  • Former District Western Isles
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NF72NE 1 75494 25972.

(NF 75494 25972) Barp (NR)

OS 6"map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1904)

A relatively little disturbed chambered cairn is situated on the northern slope of Reineval. It is about 12ft high and is surrounded by a roughly circular peristalith from 65 to 75ft in diameter, of which twelve upright stones, mostly in the NW quadrant, are visible. The edge of the cairn is very irregular with spreads to the W, S and NE. The entrance passage 3ft wide, can be traced for 10 1/2ft on the ESE side.

A S Henshall 1972; RCAHMS 1928.

The chambered cairn is as described above.

Surveyed at 1:10560.

Visited by OS (N K B) 8 May 1965.


Field Visit (3 March 2010)

This chambered cairn is as described and planned by Henshall. There are several shallow scoops quarried into the sides of the cairn, possibly to create small shelters, and the stones of the peristalith are large slabs measuring up to 1.7m in length and 1.4m in height. Drill holes were observed on at least one of these slabs on the NW arc, and likewise on one of the passage roof slabs located towards the centre of the cairn.

Visited by RCAHMS (ARG,SPH) 3 March 2010


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