Red Burn, chambered cairn 500m S of Redburn CottageSM2395
- Date Added
- Last Date Amended
- Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn
- Local Authority
- NH 72783 83416
- 272783, 883416
The monument comprises the remains of a chambered cairn of the "Orkney/Cromarty" type, characteristic of the Neolithic period. The cairn was originally scheduled in 1964, but rescheduling is now necessary to ensure adequate protection of the surviving archaeological remains.
The monument lies on a terrace above the Red Burn at around 125m OD. The cairn is round with a diameter of approximately 22m, although it may originally have been even larger. It is well preserved, standing to a height of about 4m. Three thin slabs exposed on the N side are probably part of the peristalith. Part of the chamber is exposed as three slabs set on edge. The chamber measures about 1.5m in width.
The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 45m, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract. The elements which comprise the modern field boundary running across the southern section of the scheduled area are specifically excluded from the scheduling.
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