Achargary, chambered cairn and ring cairns 380m NNW ofSM1760
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- Last Date Amended
- Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn; ring cairn
- Local Authority
- NC 71926 54996
- 271926, 954996
The monument comprises a Neolithic chambered burial cairn set on a river terrace W and SW of the River Naver, with several smaller mounds, probably Bronze Age ring cairns, nearby. The large cairn was originally scheduled in 1938, but an inadequate area was included fully to protect the archaeological remains. This scheduling extension expands the protected area to cover all of the large cairn and includes the smaller cairns for the first time.
The chambered cairn is roughly circular, about 22m in diameter and stands up to 2m high. Large stones protrude from the centre, indicating the position of the burial chamber, which has probably been disturbed in the past. About 18m to the SW is a group of five smaller ring cairns, probably of Bronze Age date (around 1500 BC). These vary in diameter, but are about 4m across on average.
The area now to be scheduled is irregular on plan, measuring a maximum of 88m SW-NE by 60m transversely, to include the chambered cairn and the ring cairns and an area around them in which related archaeological remains are likely to survive. The area is indicated in red on the accompanying map.
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