Creich Mains, chambered cairn 1170m NE ofSM1805
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- Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn
- Local Authority
- Creich (Highland)
- NH 65377 89454
- 265377, 889454
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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