Scheduled Monument

Creich Mains, chambered cairn 1170m NE ofSM1805

Status: Designated

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Summary

Date Added
09/05/1939
Last Date Amended
07/11/1994
Supplementary Information Updated
23/11/2017
Type
Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn
Local Authority
Highland
Parish
Creich (Highland)
NGR
NH 65377 89454
Coordinates
265377, 889454

Description

The monument consists of a chambered cairn on the top of a steep

sided moorland ridge.

The chambered cairn is round and may originally have been horned. It

is about 17m in diameter and 1.8m high and of bare stone. In the

centre a number of slabs protrude from the body of the cairn and

these probably form part of the structure of an internal chamber. The most prominent of these stones projects 1m from the surface of the cairn. A possible horn projects from the NW side of the cairn.

The area to be scheduled measures 50m in diameter, to include the chambered cairn and an area around in which traces of activities associated with the construction and use of the cairn may survive, as shown in red on the accompanying map extract.

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